Nancy L. Meek


Imagine for a moment
that no one says a word
when leaders we elect
declare a war absurd.

Imagine we the people,
refusing to speak out,
opinions held within
as bullets kill without.

Imagine for a moment
a war that never ends,
an escalating one
we never say offends.

But, imagine if it does:
what difference would it make
if everyone said nothing…
a treasonous mistake.

This poem inspired the response, “Staying the Course” – ©Copyright October 22, 2006 by Gary Jacobson and the poem, “Awakening” – ©Copyright October 23, 2006 by Colin F. Jones