When I feel there isn’t much hope for Mankind by Richard L. Bennett

When I feel there isn’t much hope for Mankind

I always remember that old Danish king
Riding down main street on his horse
With a giant yellow star on his arm
Saying to the invincible Nazi —
I, too then, am a Jew today.
Saying to all his people —
We will all be Jews today.

 

And all the Danes
wore yellow stars that night
A whole nation of yellow stars
shining as brightly
and as hopefully
as that ancient star of Bethlehem.

Richard L. Bennett / May 31, 1943 – January 4, 2018

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