Pippin Babba (A Sisters Love)

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two sisters in war torn poland of jewish blood and there struggle

Submitted: July 17, 2012

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Pippin Babba (A Sisters love)

 

By D W Phoenix

 

Two sisters growing up

The way that sisters do

Me-me had turned twenty

Pippin babba was twenty two

 

In Poland the war had come

People welcomed the Nazi signs

But if you were of Jewish blood

Then these were dangerous times

 

Pippin she was in to boys

While Me-me was in to learning

They both came home that fateful day

To see there family home was burning

 

Their ma and pa were hanging

On their faces the look of fear

A sign was placed around their necks

Jews not welcome here

 

The sisters some how found the strength

To bury their ma and pa

Said some words beside the grave

But the moment had left its scar

 

Me-me she knew at once

Which road to travel down

She had to fight the germens

With the resistance in the town

 

Pippin Babba knew a German man

Who had her under his control

He forged some papers and I.D

Which she paid for with her soul

 

He got her work in a German jail

Where she worked for the Nazi there

His job was to make the prisoners talk

Which he did with flair

 

Pippin was feeling guilty

Many times she felt so sad

But feelings faded with her dreams

Just making do with what she had

 

 

Pippin became dependant

More and more on her man

Scared in case her past came out

Although she hid it best she can

 

Pippin found herself helping

To interrogate those inside

Loosing all sense of feeling

Like her very soul had died

 

Now her sister Me-me

Fought the Germans best she can

Till now those who knew her

Say she’s as good as any man

 

The sisters had lost all contact

Until that fateful night

Me-me had been caught and wounded

As she came round in a room lit bright

 

Finding that she was tied up

And laying on a bed of wood

Her wounds had not been treated

Her skin stained with her blood

 

Me-me knew that she would die

But she did not hold no fear

For she could see her ma and pa

In a vision very clear

 

When Me-me opened her eyes

To look around the place

She saw her sister standing there

With fear deep within her face

 

She heard her sister talking

With trembling in her voice

Me-me knew straight away

That Pippin had no choice

 

Pippin Babba was torn in two

To see her sister there in pain

And what if Me-me was to talk

Told the Germans of her name

 

Pippin Babba  was terrified

For herself and her sister too

But with the Germans watching

There was nothing she could do

 

Then she was told to strip Me-me

So the soldiers could have their way

And as she got close to Me-me

Pippin heard her sister say

 

Just do what you’ve got to do

And know your secret is safe with me

I don’t blame you for anything

You’ll always be a sister to me

 

Me-me lay stripped and naked

As the soldiers had their way

Pippin Babba held back her tears

Waiting for another day

 

Then the Germans left the room

Leaving Pippin on her own

As Me-me lay there unconscious

Pippin vowed not to leave her alone

 

Pippin leant across  Me-me,s face

Till her life had ebbed away

She had to save her from more pain

Then turned and calmly walked away

 

And from that moment on

PippinBabba had strength inside

She was filled with Me-me,s spirit

Since the moment that she died

 

Pippin went to the hills that night

Looking for a place to hide

As she climbed into a cave

She could feel her sister by her side

 

Pippin made a vow to Me-me

To fight the Germans till there gone

Then she would build a shrine to Me-me

So her sister’s name lives on

 

Many Germans would be killed

As Pippin Babba fought alone

The Germans called her the soulless one

With a heart as cold as stone

 

Pippin Babba set up safe passage

Helping families flee the war

Only wanting them to have a life

Like she remembered once before

 

After all the years of fighting

The war came to an end

Pippin had saved many hundreds

And each one called her a friend

 

Pippin Babba shunned the lime light

Avoiding all praise and fame

Instead she built a monument

In memory of her sisters name


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