This is all he Knows

March 19, 2009
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A scared little boy
Lives in the Warsaw ghetto,
Waits for his mother

A pet companion
He’s lonely but not alone
Thousands feel his pain

A big kitchen knife
Learning to use a pistol
He should not know this

The love people show
The thoughts of hope and freedom
He will not know this

The pain of waiting
The suffering of the Jews
This is all he knows

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Jo said...
Apr. 2, 2009 at 3:33 pm
Mad props to you connor!
RMP7SCI said...
Apr. 2, 2009 at 12:55 pm
This was a wonderful, sensitive, moving poem that really captures the horror and sadness of the Holocaust. Excellent work, Connor!
crella said...
Apr. 2, 2009 at 10:22 am
WOW! What a powerful and emotional poem! Incredible visual imagery. Great job.
Laura said...
Apr. 1, 2009 at 11:17 pm
What a sad image! I love the line "He should not know this." It conveys a lot. Well done!
Mrs. Chiasson said...
Apr. 1, 2009 at 11:01 pm
FANTASTIC poem, Connor! You know me...I love a poem that can get me to feel emotion and this is certainly one of them! I'm proud of you!
-Mrs. Chiasson
Ms. D said...
Apr. 1, 2009 at 10:23 pm
Connor, your use of repetition is really powerful and effective here. Impressive work!
MO said...
Apr. 1, 2009 at 7:56 pm
awesome job! this is a great poem. you are an amazing writer!!!
TOB said...
Apr. 1, 2009 at 12:08 pm
The imagery in the poem is great.
T said...
Mar. 31, 2009 at 10:49 pm
The images in your poem are very powerful.
chrisob said...
Mar. 31, 2009 at 7:31 pm
Great job Connor!!!
flowerpower said...
Mar. 31, 2009 at 5:32 pm
Great poem. The images are powerful and sad. When I read it I could almost see the boy and feel his sadness, fear and pain.
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