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Below is the poem entitled Witness which was written by poet Destiny Budd. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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A sour scene harasses me
I bite down on bitter words
Rotten souls parading
Wrongfully in heinous herds

Poison pours into streams
The stench violates the air
Choking's heard; muffled screams
The dictators call it fair

Refugees escape some lips
Few stand in brave breaths
Millions safe-kept secrets
More with nothing left

I witness wretched injustices
And carefully clench tight my teeth
My tongue won't make people listen
My hands shall take the lead

Copyright © Destiny Budd

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  1. Date: 8/4/2011 1:42:00 PM
    When truth is revealed, it can not be hidden by lies. Good work, Jim

  1. Date: 8/4/2011 11:16:00 AM
    Well said, Budd! Enjoyed and identify with! Steve

  1. Date: 8/4/2011 11:15:00 AM
    I agree it is better to act than to talk about it. Well said words do have to be released sometimes also. Which you did here. Thanks for your comments. I posted it for the contest "Put your self in the reader's shoes." Love, Joyce