At last they took away the only thing we had left. They reduced our numbers. It was almost merciful.
Before that they took away our clothes, our hair, our children, our names, saying it was for our own good. They reduced us to numbers.
Before that they said we must take you away, keep you apart. We said we are in work, communities, schools, homes. They said to line up, to board now.
Before that they said we must do something, you are different. We said we are the same, the same hair, eyes, skin, shops. They said no, you are different. We said like you we have hearts, homes, hopes, children. They said silence, there is no discussion.