Wednesday, 3 December 2008

IN MY EYES

For my last english assesment for the year i was told to write a poem describing the World War II Holocaust and concentration camps. This is it, What do you think??

IN MY EYES

The fence was first,
It screamed with the knowledge,
I would never pass through its gates alive again.
The barbed wire stood high and tall,
Surrendering to the men that stood rigid in the watch towers above.
I knew nothing of the terror,
I knew nothing of the death,
Only of peace and freedom.

The soldiers came towards us,
A heard of angry beasts waiting to kill.
Their raw racist resentment tore apart loved ones,
No mercy in their haunting eyes.
I knew nothing of the saddness,
I knew nothing of the loss,
Only of peace and freedom.

Hundreds, millions of people,
Surrounded by the feeling of disgusted damaged disbelief.
One mans face was that of a helpless child,
Another,
His body a lifeless sheild.
I knew nothing of the pain,
I knew nothing of the loneliness,
Only of peace and freedom.

Down the abandonded stairs,
Into the dark unknown.
I reach for the hand of my son,
Pure fear overwhelms us all.
The atmosphere is like a choking breath,
Blackness ehgulfs us.
I now know nothing of peace,
I now know nothing of freedom,
Only of death and terror.

By Kirstie Penton

1 comment:

Ankan said...

Hi,
I like your poem a lot and also the picture and what you write the time before ! I read your mum´s blog, it´s lovely !

Bye
Anci