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Family Tree?

March 17, 2021
By Acee SILVER, Lake In The Hills, Illinois
Acee SILVER, Lake In The Hills, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor."
Desmond Tutu 1931

Is it even my tree?

I would never know

All I see is a 

web of lies 

These lies have been 

Rooted deeper than 

I thought possible 

What secrets 

Are hidden 

Amongst these leaves 

Will we ever know the truth?

The author's comments:

This poem was written from a place of frustration, I found out something about my family that hurt me a lot. I'm incredibly grateful that my parents taught me that way. It would've destroyed me otherwise. My family is chosen and made, it has nothing to do with blood or a shared last name. 

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