First They…Children
by Bradley Keyes

First they said 'we will educate your children', and I did not speak out--
   because I wanted them to learn;
Then they said 'we will vaccinate your children', and I did not speak out--
   because I did not want them to get sick;
Th...read poem
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First They…Knives
by Bradley Keyes

First they came for the switch blades, and I did not speak out--
    because they are a little scary;
Then they came for the swords, and I did not speak out--
    because they are too long to carry anyway;
Then they came for the lon...read poem
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First They…Zoning
by Bradley Keyes

First they said we must separate business and family, and I did not speak out--
   it was only to make things more organized;
Then they said we must all have fine trimmed lawns, and I did not speak out--
   it was only to make things more tidy;
Then th...read poem
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First They…Recommendations
by Bradley Keyes

First they said it's only a recommendation, and I did not speak out--
   after all it is only a recommendation;
Then they said it's only a guideline, and I did not speak out--
   what's the difference between a guideline and a recommendation?read poem
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