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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Historical Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

A poem about the horrors of Nazi Germany.


Remembrances ofMengele performed

Death camps, of people burning,Surgery of terror,

Of the Holocaust. On unwilling patients,.


Legacy of fear:Siamese twins parted

A nation at bay till,Others joined together;

The wall came tumbling down.All to further science!


Flesh in the furnaceEvil medicine

People cooked like animals;Science misused for terror,

Germany insane.By Nazi medics.


Humans skinned aliveEast and west now joined

Their tanned flesh used as lamp shades,By Sons of the Fatherland,

By the Nazi fiends.In misguided friendship.


People out ridingBerlin made once more

In such brightly-coloured vans,The seat of the Fatherland,

Gassed by exhaust fumes.Hitler born again.


The Thousand-Year ReichBonne’s seat of honour

Begins anew; as the Stolen by the Fuhrer’s throne:

Retaining wall comes down.Evil town Berlin.


Hitler’s legacyV-2 rockets soar

Continues today, asOnce more, in celebration

The Fatherland unites.Of an evil past.


German shower stallsV-2 rockets feted

Instead of water, poison gasIn mock celebration of,

Cleanses the bathers. Evil deeds once done.


Bombing raids on LondonOut from ‘neath the ashes

People huddled underground,Of the fallen Third Reich,

Awaiting death.Nazi terror lives on.


Evil experimentsModern storm-troopers march

Performed in secret labs:Down Berlin’s evil streets;

Many thousands died. Terror starts anew.


Today’s Hitler-youthWhen will the killing end?

Allow the Fatherland toWhen will Germany cease,

Try it all again.Its dreams of conquest?


A nation now one:

Perestroika gone astray;

Past sins forgotten.


© Copyright 2021 Philip Roberts
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Submitted: May 26, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Philip Roberts. All rights reserved.

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