Sometimes feeling helpless to act or to make a difference leads to painful decisions. It may be essential to look the other way. Or it may be essential to take the chance, no matter what. The problem is that it can be hard to know exactly how unable to intervene you may actually be, what the risks really are, if you could have stepped in… and then again, it may not. Or so you think.
Suffer a Coward
I am no judge
I am not heartless,
that door was securely locked before the
flash of lightning
The scarcely comprehensible intent
for as the martyrs by their stakes
stood waiting to die early
I would have risked the chance that
a crowd of laughing and inquisitive
bishops and archdeacons
would be tidying up the prisoners
becoming quite hard to please,
I must have nothing to do with it.