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The Fire

August 22, 2009
By AndresVaamonde SILVER, New York, New York
AndresVaamonde SILVER, New York, New York
9 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
“We are the bright new stars born of a screaming black hole, the nascent suns burst from the darkness, from the grasping void of space that folds and swallows--a darkness that would devour anyone not as strong as we. We are oddities, sideshows, talk show subjects. We capture everyone's imagination.”

The Fire burns in the souls of the defeated
And the homes of the unconquerable
It torments the minds of the remorseful
And initiates revenge

But those who side-stepped the fire
And lost all dear to them,
Are the one’s
Who suffer the most

I was not smothered by the Fire
Of my fathers
But rather I have risen from the ashes
To rebuild what was lost so far away

For too long have we have mourned
Today, we must take a plunge into the sea of uncertainty
And do what must be done

We have survived throughout centuries
But today,
We do not merely survive
We live

We live for those who we lost
We live for those who fought so we could
We live for the unwanted, the obscure, the despised and the hated
We live for the wounded, the dead and the gone
We live for those who so badly wanted too

They lived because they had to
I live because I can

The author's comments:
This piece is about the Hollocaust and my personal struggles with it.

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on Feb. 20 2012 at 10:57 am
Shahiro PLATINUM, Johnston, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"Soon we must all choose between what is right and what is easy." - Dumbledore (Goblet of Fire)

AWESOME POEM! this is probably my FAVORITE poem ive read so far!!u really deserve to be published!! ps. could you read rate and comment on my work? id appreciate it!!