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The Buchenwald cat

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The Buchenwald cat

a couple is walking ‘hand in hand'
on historical grounds

they're not talking
in disbelief of what invisible
yet so present 

overwhelmed by the deadly silence
of the spirit
of hundreds of thousands
passing by also
so long ago in an eternal way

moved
by  exhibited  drawings 
miniatures of art
by witnesses back then

only the sound of countless stones
under their feet cracking
each representing
the forceful presence
of whom once were here

even the birds left the area 
only a black-and-white cat
living another one
of his  endless lives
coincidentally or not on this spot
sneaks 
also in silence
with his body 
crawling us
telling us
so much more

11/4/2012

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  1. Date: 2/27/2013 1:04:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win...David

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 12:50:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Ellie! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 5:31:00 PM
    Congratulation on your fine win. Connie

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 3:18:00 AM
    A very good poem to send to the contest and you won! - Congratulations! - Have a lovely new week! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 9:36:00 PM
    Ellie, , thank you for SUPPORTING MY NEWEST contest...CONGRATULATIONS on your awesome win ;-) LINDA

  1. Date: 11/21/2012 3:05:00 AM
    have also walked this path... you said it all............... the silence is chilling........ your tribute is a graceful tear