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Unspeakable Memories

February 8, 2009
By AmyLove GOLD, Biscayne Park, Florida
AmyLove GOLD, Biscayne Park, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
\"This is how the world ends... not with a bang but with a whimper.\" -- T.S. Eliot

No need for dignity in a place of wickedness, and misery'
I said, 'I am going to make it on my own.'
A strange, distant voice once dared to survive
Refused to surrender to these normal murderers.
With the tender limbs of a child, I was now grown up
Unspeakable memories can't be told
About the poison and dread and cold.
No one could walk or look alive.
Oh, I wanted to reach for the sun,
and tell of my fate worse than death
A young man might cry for me in the ghetto, bring a stretcher
Who was he? And who was I?
Any moment in an unknown destination kept added grief'
Mother was lost, a safe place, too
The fate of leaving had a very special meaning because it
Belonged to the living.

The author's comments:
This poem was compiled from ten important quotes from the memoirs entitled "I Promised I Would Tell" by Sonia Weitz, a Holocaust survivor. The poem is meant to represent the memories of the Holocaust. This was a school assignment that turned out well, which is why I wanted to share it and have it published.

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