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A Jew, Speaking Silently Of Her Past This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   Grasping shadows with outstretched hands,

I stand before a trembling crowd

whispering, in my own silent language, the

story of my death. With violent gestures and

the passion of an anguished lover, I tell a

sea of eyes and open mouths how pain feels,

and after one is numb to pain, how little death

actually hurts. Words fall tersely from my

mouth, my speech hindered by remembrances

of unspeakable tortures for crimes that were

not really crimes at all. Overcome by

memories, I kneel to pray for deliverance,

begging the compassion and understanding

of the people before me, just as I had done

once years ago before God. Now, here, I can

feel their silent sympathy, but I will always

remember that, in spite of my prayers, the soldiers

still

broke down

the door.








This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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SweeneyNOT said...
Jun. 1, 2010 at 8:08 pm
Incredible. Religious Jew, ths moved me
 
margierose This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 13, 2010 at 3:42 pm
This is beautiful! I'm jewish too 
 
UNSP0K3N_DR3AMS said...
Apr. 13, 2010 at 10:39 am
this is amazing. u r very very talented. is it based off facts or is it completely made up?
 
Eilatan This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 13, 2010 at 9:48 am
i love this. it's so morbid and tragic but somehow it fills me with calm. this is beautiful. keep writing!
 
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