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When I am walking down the street, I see yellow.
I see yellow everywhere.
Not just on the shirts of my friends.
But on the bakery door.

When I look into her eyes I see yellow.
Yellow in the shape of a six pointed star.
I see the Star of David deep in her eyes.
Deep in the brown eyed, brown haired little girl I see yellow.

When I look in the mirror I see yellow.
I see yellow on me.
I see yellow in my brown eyes.
Deep in my brown eyes I see yellow.
Yellow in the shape of a six pointed star.
Deep in my eyes I see the Star of David.

When I look around the one roomed attic I see yellow.
Yellow on my mother, my father, my brothers, my sister.
Deep in their eyes I see yellow in the shape of the six pointed star.
Deep in their eyes I see the Star of David.

On the train I see yellow.
Yellow in all one hundred and twenty one of them.
Yellow in the shape of the six pointed star.
Deep in their eyes I see the Star of David.

I see yellow for the last time.
I see yellow as we walked in to the big cement room.
Yellow in a pile on the floor.

ALL I SEE IS YELLOW.
YELLOW IN THE SHAPE OF A SIX POINTED STAR.
YELLOW AS THE STAR OF DAVID.
YELLOW ON MY SHIRT.





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Colette B. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 25, 2009 at 5:15 pm
I agree with FlowerChild...this is a really truthful poem that moved me.I like how you had a theme and rhythm to it, shwoing the yellow star of David through different things. I can see why you got a 100 out of 100 on it!
 
Hdep06 replied...
Jun. 30, 2011 at 12:14 am
Thank you for your comment. It's people like you that give others the courage to keep doing what they do
 
Bria S. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 2, 2009 at 12:07 am
wow, that's amazing. I love the whole "six pointed star" theme. I like that it's not safe, that it delves deeply into the things that people squint to see and wince at once they do.
 
Hdep06 replied...
Jun. 30, 2011 at 12:16 am
Thank you for your polite words. The holocaust is something a lot of people think shouldnt be talked about but it's something that did happen and needs to be shown in the eyes of a Jewish person
 
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