Auschwitz- Holocaust week

(A poem written in memory of those who were lost to the holocaust and those who were lucky enough to survive the evil of Nazism.)

Liberation

Shuttling down a creaking track
Rusted cogs grind
Endless churning
Down the thick iced
Pathway to
Suffering

A cold
Like never before
Sun creeps amongst the snow
Silent, lonely warmth
Jitters on the skin of
Faceless creatures
Men wield iron
Prodding, purging
Ached silhouettes dragged
Light to dark
Branded clothes
Damp with discomposure
Despondence

Arbeit Macht Frei
Blared, blurred above
Out of sight, mind
Buildings and bodies and bones
The live barely living

Months pass
Humans enter through the gates
Numbers exit, disposed
Little being left within
The bodies that remain
Starved
Laboured

Woken
Another day
Healing
sound of trucks
Unheard of

A soviet
A child in blue pyjamas
Touch hands through
An opening cage
Liberation

-More Holocaust memorial posts to come.

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