by Dan Berrigan

For those who protest--you carry our hearts
Dorothy Day, Servant of God

Some stood up once
and sat down.

Some walked a mile
and walked away.

Some stood up twice
and sat down.
I’ve had it!
they said.

Some walked 2 miles
and walked away.
It’s too much!
they cried.

Some stood and stood and stood.
They were taken for fools
they were taken for being taken in.

Some walked and walked and walked.
They were asked, and
why do you stand?

Because of the heart, they said, and
because of the children, and
because of the bread.

the cause
is the heart’s beat
and the children born,
and the risen bread.

On May 9th of this year, Dan celebrated his 90th birthday. Please join us in sending Dan our best wishes and prayers; and for “all who brought faith, hope…to all from the inner and outer edges of our lives together." The picture is of his friend, Dorothy Day, Servant of God.


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