First they came..

This short yet powerful poem reminds us of the importance of speaking up for those with no voice and looking after those around us, because one day we may need that very same help.

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.