They Will Come For You Too

As they come for them so they too shall come for you

In the name of fear
They came for them
And freedom was lost

No man can be judged
By the actions of another
A law used against your enemy
Will be used against your brother

A civilized nation
Where people did pray
Murdered the children of Abraham
While the world looked away

The citizens of our country
Were imprisoned without rights
Suffering the sins of the rising sun
While the law was read its last rites

The color of a black man’s skin
Felt the claws of the Eagle
He was not considered a man
Though all were created equal

Where fear rules
The law is its slave
And then the Constitution
Is sent to its grave

The well-regulated militia
And the children of Ishmael
Suffer the fear of fear itself
And the point of another nail

To assume evil in a stranger
Who has done you no harm
Is to assume evil in yourself
And yet you wish to arm

Justice is blind
And so too fear
If you cannot open your eyes
Which one will you hear?

In the name of war
They came for them
And freedom was the cost

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HSchneider 3 years ago from Parsippany, New Jersey

Outstanding poem, The Suburban Poet. This country rightfully cheers their rights and freedom but unfortunately attack others before thinking. We must never condemn a whole group for the actions of a few. That is ignorance and hate.


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The Suburban Poet 3 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you HSchneider. That's exactly what I am trying to say here.... I'm glad we agree....


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

As you illustrate, Mark, - throughout history, hypocrisy has too often cast its pallor over what was created in faith and hope. There's no excuse for repeating that curse and for ignoring good intent. Each survives, as from time immemorial. It is ours now to choose which to nourish. There is hope, but only as it lies within each of us.


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The Suburban Poet 3 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Hi Nellieanna - It seems every generation has to learn these lessons the hard way. Why do we study history? It's as if we think, "Oh that would never happen again."

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