Evidence Seen and Unseen
By Deborah Cole, Army
Writing Type: Poem
The meaning of evidence is clear and vivid,
meaning that there’s something tangible
and that something happened
even though they say it didn't.
Sometimes the evidence is hidden
by people, places and situations.
This leaves me feeling as though
I have no accreditation.
This leaves my soul open and feeling
I continue to pursue the truth.
I feel as
though evidence not seen
is making the truth appear in vain.
I use my voice to advocate
for myself and others.
But it seems to me that the more I speak
about the issue,
the more my heart feels trouble.
And when unseen evidence indicates bias,
I believe others are thinking I’m lying.
Sometimes I’m not sure what to do
or whom to trust due to lack of evidence,
leaving me feeling doomed
and without existence.
Even though I stood up to flight for this land,
who’s standing up for me
when the evidence is not at hand?
To find closure even though
the evidence is not seen,
I must turn my trust to God and believe
the truth won’t be covered up
like dead, wilted leaves.
Somewhere along this path,
I know the love of God
will eventually unfold the truth
and allow me to beat all the odds.