The Yellow Star

April 16, 2009
By sammiparker95 SILVER, Pleasant Plains, Illinois
sammiparker95 SILVER, Pleasant Plains, Illinois
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Love is just a word, but a word that rules the world<3


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.


The author's comments:
this poem has to do with the holocaust. i wrote this for a history project that i got 100 out of 100 on.

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on Jun. 30 2011 at 12:16 am
sammiparker95 SILVER, Pleasant Plains, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Love is just a word, but a word that rules the world<3

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

on Jun. 30 2011 at 12:14 am
sammiparker95 SILVER, Pleasant Plains, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Love is just a word, but a word that rules the world<3

Thank you for your comment. It's people like you that give others the courage to keep doing what they do

on Jul. 25 2009 at 5:15 pm
wombatz-rule GOLD, Montrose, Minnesota
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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!

on Jul. 2 2009 at 12:07 am
TheCinders PLATINUM, Kentwood, Michigan
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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.




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