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The Tattlesnake — No One Left to Care Edition

With apologies to the late Pastor Martin Niem�r:

No One Left to Care

When they extended work hours and cut wages across town
I didn’t speak up
After all, they were strangers and I was doing fine;

When they got rid of the unions at my company
I didn’t speak up
After all, I wasn’t a union member;

When they shipped the jobs of half the employees in my company overseas
I didn’t speak up
After all, I still had a job;

When they cut my wages and made me work longer hours for less pay
I didn’t speak up
After all, times are tough and something’s better than nothing;

And when they finally fired me, closed the plant, and shipped my job overseas
I tried to fight back, but there was no one left to back me up
After all, I didn’t care to speak up for anyone else in trouble,
why should anyone care to speak up for me?

Pastor Niem�r’s original poem:

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