I have seen the splatter of rain on a barren field
I have seen the new life it brings
still, my words are lost to you and the hope it sings

I have seen a father weep, his newborn son in his arms
I have seen how that boy grows
and the beauty he brought to the world
but it was crushed out too soon

I have seen you stare out at an empty moon
asking why no-one is listening to you
but never did you listen to anyone else
you are walled in and judge too soon

I Have seen the miracle of listening
to each other from our hearts
but we throw empathy away
and we tear each other apart…

(c) 2016 Allen Simpson
Inspired by the song ‘still unknown’ by de/vision

Photo was taken at Swartruggens by Hanneliese Bredell