Response to the Holocost

December 28, 2008
By Alyssa DuBois, Parkside, PA

Let us not hate those who plunder,
those who torture, rape, and murder.
Let us not despise
those who take away the lives
of the ones we love
and above
all hold

Let us instead
remember these dead
and keep them alive;
in our hearts let them thrive.
Let us love, not hate,
and from this date
on, let us keep our loved ones

The author's comments:
The summer of '08 I went to Washington D.C. and went to visit the Holocost Museum. If you have ever been there, then you know what I mean. Seeing everything there made me angry at first, but then I thought: "What's the point of getting angry about something that happened long before I was born?"
The purpose of the Holocost Museum is not to show us horrible things simply for the sake of it, but to show us that this side of man DOES exist. A reminder of the past, the present, and the future.

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Alyssa D. said...
on Jan. 9 2009 at 9:26 pm
It was brought to my attention that this poem and the comment seem somewhat flippant. I did NOT intend that! In saying that getting angry over what happened is pointless, I did not mean that it was unimportant. We have every right to be angry about what happened, but letting that anger grow and consume us is what is pointless. We should love those who still live so that we can keep something like this, or worse, from happening again.

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