The Traveling Spectacle: A poem about the Holocaust

May 17, 2008
By Ellen Lakin, Wilmette, IL

'What you see is what you get"
Boasts the Ringleader
"What you see is what you get"
Slips from the lips
Of every watching eye

"Leave your seats and
you're NEVER coming back"
Clutches each breath
from the full-force followers

Scribble your name
Just to take another's
Salute the man of your dreams
So another can face
the one who dawns
their sleepless nights

Agree to the cause you've
been brought up inside
Agree to help dye the
gravel with the hue
of the yearning of
their eyes

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