Thursday, June 19, 2008

Timely

There was a great post regarding marriage, yesterday, over at Oh, The Joys. I hope you take the time to read it. Part of the post included this poem by Martin Niemöller. This poems moves me whenever I read it.

First They Came


When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent; I was not a communist.
When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent; I was not a social democrat.
When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out; I was not a trade unionist.
When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent; I wasn't a Jew.
When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.


Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)

2 comments:

lisa marie said...

That is so true.

Grand Life said...

I have actually read that verse before and really believe it is true. I appreciate the link to her website. It was very interesting. Have a great week.
Judy

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