By Daniel Berrigan
Some stood up once, and sat down.
Some walked a mile, and walked away.
Some stood up twice, then sat down.
“It’s too much,” they said.
Some walked two miles, then walked away.
“I’ve had it,”they cried,
Someone stood and stood and stood.
They were taken for fools,
they were taken for being taken in
Some walked and walked and walked-
they walked the earth,
they walked the waters,
they walked the air.
“Why do you stand?” they said, and
“Why do you walk?”
“Because of the children,” they said, and
“Because of the heart, and
because of the bread.”
“Because the cause is
the heart’s beat, and
the children born, andthe risen bread.”