Friday, February 18, 2011

Then They Came For Me

First the Tunisians needed cheering on with their voices,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't Tunisian.

Then the Egyptians needed support with their status updates,
and I didn't share Facebook posts because I wasn't Egyptian.

Then the Bahrainis needed help reposting their hashtags,
and I didn't retweet because I wasn't a Bahraini.

Then the Yemenis needed a hand getting exposure,
And I didn’t email the media because I wasn’t a Yemeni.

Then the Libyans needed extra voices to chant their injustices,
And I didn’t go to the rally because I wasn’t a Libyan.

Then my country’s government came for me
and no one else sought to Bing my cause.

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