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Here I am, standing,
Alone in the world,
My hair disheveled, my eyes darkened and lined
From exhaustion.

My parents are dead, my home is destroyed,
And the life that I previously had
Is now gone,
vanished into thin air, disappearing forever.

My feet are bare and dirty,
And my possessions have been stolen,
Rendering me helpless and alone,
Searching for a reason to continue on
With my worthless, pitiful life.

I am staring into space, in a trance
As the trauma of the recent past washes over me,
The violence of what they did to me
Slowly sinking in.

They did it to me because I’m Jewish.
That I understand.
But what I just don’t get,
What I just can’t wrap my frail hands around
Is why they hurt me so.





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EnzoFan said...
Feb. 21, 2010 at 7:53 pm
Thank you so much, your feedback means a lot!
 
lostnhim said...
Feb. 21, 2010 at 6:30 pm
Wow. This poem is very good. i am like getting teary eyed...Its a very good peice!
 
Powd3er said...
Feb. 18, 2010 at 11:38 am
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
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