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The number the brand

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The number the brand

When I met her , a very old lady she was , yet inside lay a frightened child .
I felt my heart cry , I felt as if I was touching history itself , as I made this older lady, child,  chai .

I remember the day , and so many tears I have cried
I have cried before she and I met 
As a child , so many tears, left confused inside .

Not understanding Why , and how could we stand by and live our lives as if this never happened ?

It happened , we are left in dismay of the movies seen the accounts taken of History 
My self ..I have caught stereotyping the very people whom did this to she , the rest of her Family erased .


The white candles we light , we try and forgive , or just simply block this pain out completely.

It occurs , over and over , as it has been said History will repeat .
When thinking of my children , when I think of that little girl losing ,  cold and scarred , feeling only defeat .

There is a lesson here and I pray , that all whom have been taken from life , have no pain and are gifted spirits throughout eternity . May they be warmed with love,  and reunited with the ones they lost .

The first time I met her , her old hand I took and warmed it with mine , I held it for a long time . 
You could not,  but notice ..the Evil imprinted on skin , the Evil only to remind.
This very old Soul , in her eyes you could see . 
The child that once lived , so innocently free, not aware yet,  of the Hostility .

I speak of a Little girl, I speak of a old woman , I speak of a Jewish,  chosen Religion.

There as I held her frail , old hand  , a brand , a number stamped in Evil a long time ago .   In 1945  , once in our distant, yet Frightening  past . 

We should never forget , never forget it happened , never forget all the names .
If we do , we have learned nothing , A World living in Shame .
                                " Etta Babooshka Kofman  "

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  1. Date: 9/28/2013 9:23:00 PM
    This is a moving poem. I hope that humanity has learned something but from what I read in the papers we have a long way to go. Peace & Love Mathew Anish

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    Date: 9/28/2013 10:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes I agree , I am always so sad and always remember those whom have suffered ..they are first in line for Heaven, and if it was a question of how many and I had a spot , I would give mine any day for the pain these people went through :( Bless you my friend .
  1. Date: 8/9/2013 6:46:00 PM
    I like the fact that you write from your heart Kelly.I enjoyed perusing this one from you.

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    Date: 8/10/2013 12:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I was blessed to know her , even if for a day . I was blessed to make eye contact with Her , I think of her often.
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    Date: 8/10/2013 12:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank -you Mustapha Mohammed . I am sure you to, lies a amazing Poet .
  1. Date: 8/7/2013 8:34:00 PM
    Yep, I agree, very powerful Yvette. See, let it come from your heart and we'll read it and recognize the beauty based on where it originated. Great work! MC

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    Date: 8/9/2013 10:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks MC . I had to re edit , I do not wish to offend any Country currently, although most know what I am talking about , and this keeps re occurring , now all over the world we find ' Ethnic Cleansing ?'
  1. Date: 8/7/2013 7:30:00 PM
    This is very powerful. I like!

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    Date: 8/7/2013 8:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you Roy , Babooska is always in my memory , and now I honor her this way , she has passed on now.