"Hiding in the Trees"

Central Junior High School
St. Clair County, IL

I see you
down there
hiding in the trees
away from all troubles
safe as can be.

As soon as you come out
you’re surrounded by hate
you try to run away
trying to escape.

You are the creator
of this living place
it is no one else’s
but your mistake.

While you’re running away
you think to yourself
what have I done
how can I remake.

There’s no way to fix this
it is permanent now
stuck in your head
a lesson learned for your own sake.

You must face this now
do not be afraid
be strong, be fearless
and don’t run away.