Majdanek | Teen Ink


January 30, 2013
By bookwormishgirl PLATINUM, Merion, Pennsylvania
bookwormishgirl PLATINUM, Merion, Pennsylvania
24 articles 16 photos 53 comments

the crows have claimed this place
wearing masks, hiding, crying still –
here, the dirt is made of us

The author's comments:
I recently visited the death camps of Poland and was struck, especially, by Majdanek. Crows, black birds with white masks, are everywhere, picking at the ground, which is black from the ashes of those they couldn't pile together into the memorial.

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on Feb. 23 2013 at 10:20 pm
bookwormishgirl PLATINUM, Merion, Pennsylvania
24 articles 16 photos 53 comments
Thank you.  

on Feb. 23 2013 at 10:17 pm
bookwormishgirl PLATINUM, Merion, Pennsylvania
24 articles 16 photos 53 comments
Thank you, I really appreciate it.  

on Feb. 23 2013 at 11:54 am
AlaskaFrost GOLD, Acushnet, Massachusetts
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such a short, haunting poem that conveys so much sadness and carries so much power and beauty. amazing

on Feb. 23 2013 at 3:00 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1136 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

This is an amazing poem and does exactly what it' s meant to do...It's haunting and saddening... Though I like your word choice!

Dg11 said...
on Feb. 7 2013 at 12:40 pm
this is a great and haunting poem

on Feb. 6 2013 at 10:53 pm
TickTockBANG SILVER, Botkins, Ohio
8 articles 0 photos 44 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I believe that what doesn't kill you simply makes you... stranger." --Joker

I read the opem before the description, and it was still so powerful and dark on its own before I even knew what it was about. Fantastic poem--putting so much into three lines is a major accomplishment, in my opinion and you've done it beautifully.

amrex13 GOLD said...
on Feb. 6 2013 at 2:46 pm
amrex13 GOLD, Patchogue, New York
13 articles 0 photos 14 comments
Wow, this is incredibly haunting, but so beautiful