Christina A. Sharik

THE QUESTION

My son came home from school one day
and posed a simple query:
Would we hide our Jewish friends
from Hitler’s wartime fury?
I answered:
Yes, of course, we would,
what else could we do?
But later on, I thought:
I wonder if that’s true.
I like to think in spite of fear
I’d just do what was right…
and I’ve often thought about this
on a dark and quiet night.