Today is the Day

I am joining with for Five Minute Friday. The goal is to write for five minutes about a word. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

The prompt is:



Today is the Day

Today is the day to decide
Not to stay silent in the face of injustice and hatred

Many learned a lesson they never wished they had
Some seventy years ago

Many stayed silent,
Thinking they would be safe

Many were slaughtered

Yet those who lived
To preserve themselves
Still lost their dignity

The shame that comes with regret
Is immeasurable
It’s reach insurmountable
May the blood-stained silence
Never prevail again

A people consumed with self-preservation and fear
Will not stand against that which kills your neighbor

Yet in not standing for your neighbor
You lose the essence of your humanity,
The ability to be free and whole
The ability to love

If we do not love our neighbor as ourself,
We do not love our Maker and Creator

May we learn from those who lived through such darkness
To love our Maker,
To love our neighbor
To not remain silent today

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