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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

A German officer selects Jewess to be his housekeeper.


He had chosen her
Over the others; he
Didn’t want other

People’s cast offs
He muttered, letting
Out breath that seemed

Like smoke in the harsh
Freezing air. He pawed
Her with his cold blue

Eyes; quite pretty for
A Jew, he thought, deeply
Inhaling on the cigarette,

Wanting the selection
Over, so he could get
Back in the warm and

Leave the rest of the
Women to their fate.
He had in his arbitrary

Choice saved her from
The death waiting the
Rest; later he’d regret

That, when the War was
Over, a Jew saved, even
If her beauty had once

Captivated him, he felt
A sense of duty undone,
The Reich, the Fuehrer,

Fallen and defunct, and
He awaiting the hangman,
Wished he’d chosen differently.

Submitted: December 04, 2009

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Graeme Montrose

Very good, nicely done

Mon, December 7th, 2009 7:00pm


Thank you.

Tue, January 12th, 2010 6:56am


I liked it too. It's a good representation of what it was about.

Wed, December 9th, 2009 11:45pm


thank you.

Tue, January 12th, 2010 6:51am

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