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Small Town

Small Town
When you do not stand up
when government and power
retaliate to shut you up,
when you cower under cover,
never speaking up,
you become the attacker,
you give government power
to attack another and another.
You are attacked because
the person before you cowered.
The next is attacked because of you.
So on your feet!
Do not whisper,
do not hide pretending you do not see,
speak out, loud, here, now,
like you live in America,

before it’s gone.

Joanie Liesenfelt
October 3, 2013
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One thought on “Small Town

  1. Joan that was a wonderful article.We have seen things that we know are wrong and it is so much easier to look the other way or pretend that it is ok, but Joan you are right it is not ok and i respect and admire you for reminding us of this.

    Posted by Beverly | April 22, 2018, 10:16 pm

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