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 Muslims

and I did not speak out

because I was not a Muslim

 

Then they came for the immigrants

and I did not speak out

because I was not an immigrant

 

Then they came for the Asian actors

and I did not speak out

because I was not an Asian actor

 

Now when will they come for me

because I was too busy or too apathetic (indifferent)

to defend my sisters and brothers ?