First they came for…

Adapted from the poem by Martin Niemoller “First They Came for the Jews” in response to the poem “Danger of Silence”

First, they came for the Mentally Ill, and I did not speak out because I was not Mentally Ill.

Then, they came for the Homeless, and I did not speak out because I was not Homeless.

Then they came for the elderly, and I did not speak out because I was not elderly.

Now when will they come for me, because I was too busy or too apathetic to defend my sisters and brothers?

 

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