In this Christmas season, a lot of people are seeing no evil, hearing no evil and definitely speaking no evil. Congrats.
By Michelle Garren Flye
Turn your back—you didn’t see it.
Close your ears—you didn’t hear.
Cover your mouth—don’t speak out!
It’s no business of yours if we fall.
In one thing only we are united today.
Denial of the truth binds us all together.
If we don’t admit our wrongs, our mistakes,
How can they be marks against our history?
It’s a dangerous pass we’ve chosen to tread,
A treacherous and awful way to proceed.
Ignoring one story to side with another,
Passing up wisdom in favor of greed.
What do we do now, how to fix what’s broken?
In a world with no laws, how can we be safe?
Stay by the fire, ignore the cries of others—
After all, you are blind and deaf…mute, too.
Aren’t you lucky? No one expects you to speak.