Six Million Reasons

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

A short poem detailing the horror of the events that took place during the Holocaust in the 1940s. Six million innocent Jewish people were murdered in this terrible battle of hatred and suspicion. Rated PG for some mild references to death.

Six Million Reasons
Rows of ywllow stars create an imperfect design,
Hollow-eyed beings look death in the eye.
Sunshine has sunk to the murky deaths,
Overthrown by gases with the scent of depth.

A lone building stands in the distance;
The place that will one day consume our existance.
Blood is shed, keep up the fight.
Work all day and cry through the night.

We've been brought to the slaughterhouse
That nobody survives.
Placed in the hands of people
That will extinguish our lives.

The days are darker now
The air is filled with hatred and suspicion;
We're unknown by our names,
Only by number and definition.

And so Europe's stars are sent to slumber,
And every hour  rises the number.
And here today yet still we cry
As we ask the Nazis six million reasons why.


Submitted: March 30, 2012

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this is really good! you have portrayed the emotions of the victims perfectly through this piece of writing, a very well done!

Fri, March 30th, 2012 7:37pm

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