WWII Poems

By: Nolan Dunn

Nazi Victim

They came for the communists,
and I did not speak up
because I wasn't a communist;

They came for the socialists,
and I did not speak up
because I was not a socialist;

They came for the union leaders,
and I did not speak up
because I wasn't a union leader;

They came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak up
because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for me,
and there was no one
left to speak up for me ....

Title

A story about a victim of nazi terrorism

Paraphrase

The nazis literally targeted everyone, there wasn't one person they truly liked. When the nazis actually came for this mans kind they were the only kind left.

Connotation

Speak up, to vogue for

Attitude of Speaker

Sadness, loneliness

Shift

"Then they came for me"

Finally the nazis have decided it was his time after seeing all these other groups get taken away

Title Revisited

The whole society of people where this man were victims of the nazis

Theme

Nobody was safe