First They…Submit Your Own Poem

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First They Came For…Links

The following links provide more detailed information about Martin Niemöller and his famous poem: Wikipedia – Martin Niemöller Page Wikipedia – First They Came For Page What did Niemöller really say? Which groups did he name? In what order? – Extensive … Continue reading

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First They…

A collection of poems inspired by the First They Came For… written by Pastor Martin Niemöller during WWII. The poem warns against the creeping nature of facism and tyranny, and the need to guard against them by defending all whose liberties are violated.

The poems on this site are based on the same structure and spirit as the original but are generally more specific in their subject matter. Most are straight-forward and serious, a few may be funny, and some have a little twist to them. All are warnings.

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