‘Silence is consent’ –
my effort to wake the sleeping
to speak up for the oppressed.
My thanks and admiration
for those tirelessly advocating
comforting and dissenting
for those trying to turn the tide.
My tears for the pain of the detained
and my country, disrespected, burning.
Forgive me, precious, unique people
unjustly imprisoned, abused children
the scorned unborn, for not doing more.
Here I offer you my love and respect
and prayers for hope and healing.