Thursday, 4 February 2010

The Thursday Poem




First They Came for the Jews

First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out -
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the communists
and I did not speak out -
because I was not a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out -
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me -
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.

Pastor Niemoller
(14th January 1892 - 6th March 1984)

From the book: Poem for the Day One

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