HOLOCAUST.

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
A JEWISH GIRL AND THE HOLOCAUST.

Submitted: November 16, 2008

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Maybe you heard
Some faint echoes
Along the line
From day to day
On radio,

Or gossip heard
From neighbours or
Parent’s whispers
Over supper,
Thinking you were

Fast asleep in
The other room;
Maybe you had
Some visual
Image of those

Horrors to come,
The many lives
Lost, the bodies
Strewn deep and high
And the shoes, teeth

And those glasses,
You’d never seen
So many piled
In one place and
All belonging

To the lost or
The ones now dead;
Maybe the barb
Wire and gun
Towers were all

Handed down to
You in dreams to
Forewarn by some
Angel of hope;
Maybe nothing

At all was told,
Just the sudden
Unfolding of
Human madness,
The festering

Wound erupting
All the poison
Of the Dark Age,
The frightful death
Camps, the cattle

Truck trains, the sad
Expressions of
A million
Haunted faces
Peering through barb

Wire, waiting
For life to end,
For the daily
Long drawn out breath
To expire.


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