Tarnished Glory

February 16, 2011
By moosie97 BRONZE, Summit, New Jersey
moosie97 BRONZE, Summit, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that we are endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
--Declaration of Independence

‘Twas quiet,
leaning from age
cracked gently down the side
a grave of an uknown soldier.

None knew his name,
Only his epitaph remains
Death at sixteen
Gone in 1944.

On this rolling hill
Remain many other soldiers still.
Dead for a cause brought to shame
Members of the Hitler’s Youth brigade.

Fighting for Germany’s glory
With closed eyes to the sacrifice.
Heroes to a vanquished army
Cursed as the cause of genecide.

Children given Hitler’s guns
Mommy taught them to close their eyes.
Shown by dad to sneer on Jews
Never given a chance to choose the right.

The author's comments:
I was inspired to write this piece by a book called Parallel Journeys.

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