The Old Mulberry Tree

by PammyMcB

You were once my sanctuary
Until one day you proved to betray me
You let the wind open branches so they could see
Me hiding among the limbs above in thee

It was then frightening in you, Mulberry Tree
You hide my most sacred memories
You tell not the secrets of what they did to me
Or why I used to hide in that among thee

From nightmares I wake when I dream of thee
That one, huge, old, scary tree
You still stands there from what I can see
On the corner of where I used to be

I want to take you down, Mulberry Tree
Maybe my secrets could die there with thee
And frightened again may I never be
Until you are gone I will still fear thee

© Pamela N. Brown