And They Marched Us Away

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    And They Marched Us Away

    The darkness is brewing-
    I sense its approach;
    there is no escape
    from the grip
    it impose.
    Eyes of hate stare,
    caught in the snare-
    a deal to our unmaking.
    What fools we were
    to let it get this far
    without taking the stand
    that would save our own.
    Instead cower in fear
    as they draw near
    to take us to
    their death camps.
    How to escape?
    Is there even a way?
    Hope? Faith?-
    has forsaken us.
    Drift asunder
    as all falls to plunder
    beneath their marching feet.

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    StandingBear commented on And They Marched Us Away

    01-04-2011

    Yes, and how terrible a time it must have been during those days. I've an acquaintance whose grandmother escaped the death camp she was prisoner in when all was going on. The number tattooed on her arm, her far away glassy eyes were evident anytime she spoke of the nightmare.

    If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

    Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.

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