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Who am I now?

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Who am I now?

Who am I
If I don’t have a name
But a number?

Who am I
If the star on my arm 
Makes me smaller?

Who am I 
If cattle are treated
Better than me?

Who am I 
If my family, I,
Will never see?

Who am I 
If monotony rules
And I live it?

Who am I 
If they told me to work
And I did it?

Who am I 
If I take orders from
Only a few?

Who am I
If, at death, they’ll say I’m
Only a Jew?

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  1. Date: 5/27/2009 7:09:00 AM
    Remarkably write ... O my gosh ... pure divine grace in every turn of thought in every stitch of line ... well done!

  1. Date: 5/23/2009 8:01:00 AM
    Hi Emma, this gave me goose bumps, it is a heart breaking write only wish there was not a need to write it, kind regards Ann x