“First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew so I did not speak out. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.”

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

These Are A Part of Me

I copied out this Poem which claims to be written by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.  It is entitled


O Lord, it is easy to dwell with You!
So easy for me to believe in You!

When Spirit clouds over and I, crushed, am made dumb,
When even the smartest people know not what tomorrow will bring.
You bestow the assuredness of being.
Vigilantly keeping the Channels of Goodness unclogged.
Surpassing thus the summit of earthly glory I behold the way.

Which alone, I never could have found.
Wondrous Way, opposite of despair,
Whence myself shall become the reflection of your world.

What need have I to speak what You alone
shall reveal for me,
And if I find not the time to carry it through
It means You've chosen others for the task.

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