Silence of the Lambs

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  • Mandi
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Silence of the Lambs

many a tear has been cried
many a sigh has been sighed
many a wound has been suffered
many a heart has been buffered

putting one's self in place of a child
protecting an innocent from the wild
they do not look before they leap
they will not cover their eyes but peek

understanding danger does not scare
away the fear, they stand and blindly stare 
while the danger lurks so closely, so near
the young ones do not recognize the face of fear

how can you protect one so innocent
like lambs to slaughter they were sent
trustingly they went where they were told
linked together by the hands they  hold

there stands brick buildings where eternity awaits
a line of people back across the yard know their fate
the very old, the very young, all in between now stands
passively awaiting to be taken to slaughter holding hands

was a chamber full of deadly clouds of gas
or, better to die than a torrent full of bullets
is it easier to take one last wicked gasp for air
or one last desperate dash to escape to freedom

poor lambs, being led to slaughter by the enemy
but, like a wolf, should they have stood their ground
what would make the difference,to their destiny?
to die like a lamb or die like a wolf?

Will we be known for "Silence of the Lambs"
Or will we be known for "Howling of the Wolves"

 






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REGINA2 commented on Silence of the Lambs

10-24-2010

Lonewolf is a close friend of mine and asked me to read some of your poems. This poem is quite beautiful and so true. I have been the lamb many times. 10/10.

Mandi

10/24/2010

I have missed him as of late

winterkou commented on Silence of the Lambs

08-28-2010

I enjoy your writing . You have a nice feel and flow to your works, good job.

Mandi

08/30/2010

thank you for reading and commenting on my work.. You are far too generous.

ApaqRasgirl commented on Silence of the Lambs

07-21-2010

dear friend, that was tremendous, if brought tears to my eyes, just thinking of what happened to thousands and thousands of people and children during that time is horrifying. you words painted the sorrow of their existence in those last few moments of their life, thanks for remembering. great write dear love asha

brokenhearted11 commented on Silence of the Lambs

07-06-2010

holocaust? this reminds me of my neighbor riley, a little 4 year old and he has hte curliest blonde hair. great write, really captivating. keep writing! :)

Mandi

07/06/2010

you're the only one who has put two and two together

Laubster commented on Silence of the Lambs

07-03-2010

This was a great poem, Mandi. Keep writing, and you'll definately get better.

The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

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