Silent Oppressor

forest-shadow

I see you lurking in the shadows
you silent oppressor
I hear you knocking on people’s doors
unassuming
polite 
personable

you come like rain from gloomy skies
your water healing
the people vulnerable
you promise sun when there is none

dawn cracks
and the storm passes
bright skies convince us 
you are truth

we celebrate your courage
and follow in your trail
our blood drenching your muddy paths
our hands heavy with your ideals

we have become your following
you silent oppressor