First they came for me


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.

Attributed to Pastor Martin Niemöller

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About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

3 thoughts on “First they came for me

  1. Daniela says:

    I love this poem, always have -:)!
    Thank you,
    Daniela

    Like

  2. mimi says:

    simply put,, we all have ourselves

    Like

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