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0 posted 05-01-2003 04:35 PM       View Profile for Marshalzu   Email Marshalzu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Marshalzu's Home Page   View IP for Marshalzu

Holidays With Hitler.

Sunshine and smiles
     absenteeís
        at this Prisoner of war camp
on the stormy seaside
    
     the buildings wear
the grey gloomy uniform
    of the wehrmacht
  itís well worn
     but no colour
shows through

     mother and father
   report me
     disown me
Iím cast into ball pools
   and made to sing songs

I sulk out the hours
    miserable
defiant
awaiting
  the weekend
         liberation.


I don't know why I wrote this, or rather I'm not sure why it ended the way it did, it's certainly not the same as the original draft.

even kittens can kill

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This is an interesting piece and one that gave me an odd tinge of sadness.  I suppose that could be because of the subject matter, but it was deeper too...  Maybe I'm just getting too emotional over this piece.

I'll add it to my library for sure.

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This struck a lot of memory in me, too... memories of holidays coming around and suddenly making everything seem alright.  I like your image of the prisoner of war camp, it's a bit of an exaggeration but nonetheless expresses the restriction and stress of the days surrounding holidays...

You're right... it's almost deceptive, the way in which we celebrate.  I like this very much, Zu... probably one of my favourites of yours.

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I sulk out the hours
    miserable
defiant
awaiting
  the weekend
         liberation.


AHhhhhhh summertime, loved the sulking out the hours, nicely put. I remember my moody teenage holiday mardiness. I was horrendus.

I sometimes refer back to it, every now n then, but when you're put thru such torture, what can ya do.

in all seriousness, haunting images. I studied a level history, and this took me back.

but, the cold grey buildings,and bad weather were you in skeggy, or blackpool?

Instant karma's gonna get you.

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