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Hiding from the Gestapo ( a Holocaust poem )

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Nate Dogg
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0 posted 01-19-2000 01:47 PM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg

This poem was on here a while ago. I had to revised the whole thing because, I thought that the poem had too much long lines. I hope y'll like it.


Fear, best describes the feelings in here.
Tears, are falling everywhere.
It seems like we're down to our last cry
because those Gestapo watch dogs,
have a keen sense of smell and keen eyesight.
We have been praying for eight hours now
and our knees are very sore.
But we're prepared to hold our ground,
if anybody tries to break in the door.
Our secret room is pitch-black dark.
and our only source of light,
is from a small crevice,
in the wall.
I picked up a Bible
and started reciting some verses from St. Paul.
We were terribly hungry
and we had no money
so, we're forced to eat,
our toenails, our fingernails,
swallow our saliva, and drink our urine.
In no time, my mind has frailed.
My family and I, are deeply sickened.
Our only hope is to pray to the Holy One,
in hopes of saving us from this horrible nightmare.
Otherwise, I'm fixing to pull the trigger of my secret-loaded gun
because now, I realize the true meaning of the phrase, "life ain't fair".


 Nathan
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JOY 14
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1 posted 01-19-2000 03:52 PM       View Profile for JOY 14   Email JOY 14   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JOY 14's Home Page   View IP for JOY 14

I hadn't read this before you revised it, but this version really expresses well what people had to go through during the Holocaust.

 JOY

Martie
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2 posted 01-19-2000 03:59 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

The imagary in this is a very powerful tool that seems very real--hurt me to read.

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
Marge Tindal
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3 posted 01-19-2000 08:59 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Oh, Nathan ...
you touched me.

I cowered in whispers within the
confines of your poem.  
Clung to the others crowded in here.  
Let my heart say the prayers,
I couldn't say outloud.  
Offered others my tears
to quench their thirst.
Looked fear and death squarely
in the eye ... and prayed again.
My God finally heard our prayers.
He took us home to be with Him ...
before the gases from the chambers
of death could snatch us from His hands.
We cried our tears so that generations
to come wouldn't have to.

Oh, God ... have mercy.
Help me to remember ...
so they won't be forgotten.
~*Marge*~



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Denise
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4 posted 01-19-2000 09:09 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

A very powerful, riveting poem, Nate. If have written well of a horror that should never be forgotten...

Denise
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5 posted 01-19-2000 10:21 PM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

Nate, This is a very powerful piece the imagery is so real , I was sadended to read , very strong piece  
tracie66
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6 posted 01-20-2000 02:54 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

An intensely emotional piece...
Nate Dogg
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7 posted 01-21-2000 12:06 PM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg

Thank you Joy for the nice comments.
Thank you Martie for the nice comments.
Thank you Marge for the lovely poem.
Thank you Denise for the nice comments.
Thank you Whiskey for the nice comments.
Thank you Tracie for the nice comments.

 Nathan
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