History Poem

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A poem about what happened in Soviet Union

History poem

Creative writing

Basarabia, Soviet Union, 1946-1947

 

They took everything, everything, the Russian soldiers just rushed

Into our houses and took everything

They took all the food and goods,

They even ruined our house in search for hidden nourishment,

They didn’t find anything though.

But they took everything.

They said it’s for the sake of the party.

For the sake of the party? Who is the party?

Apparently our family is not.

They took my father.

What can he do for the sake of the party?

Mom says they took him to a better place.

She tries to calm down in this way my 5 year old brother who was present at the whole scene.

They didn’t care about that.

They didn’t care that a five year old sees his father beaten up, mother crying and sister shouting

Like crazy trying to push them away.

While they’re taking the father “to a better place”.

They pushed me back, and smiled with all their yellow disgusting teeth showing up.

They don’t care that they took everything; he took everything, the fearful Stalin.

The monster for us.

Party? It’s good for the nation? Communism is the best?

Hell no!!!

We’re starving.

I haven’t eaten in 3 days.

My mother keeps making polenta out of grass and some grains that we found on the floor.

But this just makes it worse as your stomach gets bigger and eventually it explodes from

Starvation.

We ate our dog.

Do they care?

There are rumors in the neighborhood that some men sacrifice themselves for their families

And they get…….

Do they care?

Do they care if an old man, a grandfather gets killed by his daughter who will after feed her kids

With tears flowing down her cheeks?

There is nothing left here.

It’s all death.

Starvation is the zombie apocalypse.

Everyone who is left is a living dead.

Do they care?

No, no they don’t.


Submitted: March 17, 2019

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hullabaloo22

Wow, what a powerful write that was. Total desperation, despair, cruelty.

Sun, March 17th, 2019 9:12pm

Bert Broomberg

This was a really dark poem. Well done.

Sun, March 17th, 2019 10:21pm

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