Need to Know

Need To Know ~ A poem by Ruth Crilly McWeeney

I found out what I needed to know.
I didn't know that I needed to know it, til I knew it,
then I knew that I needed to know that it was all true.
All my memories were not made up. Everyone had them.
It's all true. Now I know for sure.
It is strangely, and very, very sadly true
and somehow awfully satisfying to know I didn't exaggerate.

It is the reason I must stand up to say "No!" for all of us.
It was all so true.

Ruth Crilly McWeeney
New Tribes Mission, Numonohi 70s
August 09. Written after attending the reunion. It was 40 years for me.