Our Stand

they go to church on Sundays, or holidays

donate to causes

volunteer sometimes too

they are Good people

they have good lives

they live quite far from those who are suffering

seldom, if ever crossing paths

they feel most informed each day from news blurbs

they sign petitions sent their way

they support, and hold faith in..

government, military, vets, all civil service personnel,

all men in blue

without question

they believe that the powers that be, would not diliberatly hurt another,

hinder, or put a stop to civil liberties

they ignore those who claim they do

safe within their communities and homes,

their elite circle of associates and friends

they’ve well-educated children

the best of medical care

most, if not all their needs, always met

they are good people

intending no one any harm

they ARE

good people

if only their slumbering,

collective silence

weren’t a force,

though unwittingly,

standing against…

Our Stand…


Elyse Bontrager


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