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Feigning Ignorance

Without hesitation he walked away
Continuing on with his day
Acting as if he had not just seen,
An act of nature so obscene . 63 more words


68: The Bystander

The Bystander

“You can only see it from this angle!”

I scampered over the piles of empty food containers and dirty clothes to get to the far side of the room. 345 more words


Perpetrators and Bystanders

Jewish Men being Rounded Up in Baden with Citizens looking on  

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

Holocaust historian Yehuda Bauer wrote: “Thou shalt not be a victim, thou shalt not be a perpetrator, but, above all, thou shalt not be a bystander.” 266 more words


Mental Mashup

Just when I think I’m over it, something triggers my feelings once again. Reminding me that although I have come a really long way, I still have a long way to go. 699 more words


What a Hate Crime Feels Like

This isn’t a poem so much as a story written in stanzas.

I left work today.
Wearing a collared shirt
and corduroys.
I was wearing shoes, 541 more words

Free Write


It’s like walking down the streets
People will always look but walk by
Too hard to deal with the emotion
Too scared to be involved… 18 more words