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Short Holocaust poem by Dan Keir| Details |

Haikus About God: III

Beauty of nature
Why condense it down to God?
Isnt life enough?

Short Holocaust poem by Robert Heemstra| Details |

A Name says it All

some nmes like Hitler
Charles Manson are terror
Jesus Christ is not

Short Holocaust poem by Robert Heemstra| Details |

Not a Lie

not a Jewish lie
the Holocaust is for real
you can still hear screams

Short Holocaust poem by Ovidiu Bocsa| Details |

Fishing in Black Sea

Fishing in Black Sea
We found the old emeralds
The tears of lovers
In hope to cover the Earth:
Adorno`s  imperative

Short Holocaust poem by Justin Debrosse| Details |

The Habit Mind

The habit mind
Is the holocaust
Of technology automating
Rational enlightenment
For the slavery of time
And poverty of creation

Short Holocaust poem by Raul Moreno| Details |

Heap of Soles

Apex of mute dreams,
Rise above abandoned floors:
Pyramid of shoes.

Inspired by the Auschwitz Shoes

Short Holocaust poem by Raul Moreno| Details |

Leather Summit

A mountain of shoes,
Tower the valley of clothes:
Holocaust landscape.

Inspired by the Auschwitz Shoes

Short Holocaust poem by Raul Moreno| Details |

Murdered Soles

The smell of leather,
Stirs the Auschwitz warehouses:
Leather reminders.

Inspired by the Auschwitz Shoes

Short Holocaust poem by Jesse Jones| Details |

Untitled #31 / Stop staring

Stop staring! Holocaust survivors!

Oprah! Ann & Nancy Wilson!

Mother! Brother! Father! Friends!

Cant you see Im no longer a man?

Short Holocaust poem by SillyBilly theKidster| Details |


Whenever I'm feeling depressed 

in my world so very dark,

I think about the holocaust victims and survivors

and realize that my life is a walk in the park.

Short Holocaust poem by SillyBilly theKidster| Details |

All My Loss

I have absolutely no right feeling so depressed because of all my loss,

at least not when you compare my losses with the victims and survivors of the holocaust.

Short Holocaust poem by Raul Moreno| Details |

Leather Mountains

Mountains of leather,
Summit holocaust landscapes:
Valley of dead soles.

Inspired by the piles of shoes
in the Auschwitz concentration camps

Short Holocaust poem by Glenn McCrary| Details |

Makita VI: The Focus

Focusing upon a lantern of thirst
she ate of catastrophes
and quaffed of black karma
cast by fiction in sleaze
camaraderie non existent
though through the holocaust
erect she stood

Short Holocaust poem by dani wil| Details |

The Tin Men

The tin men
in a fortress of smoke.
Death all around,
hungry for oil.

Their eyes in the storm
divide and cleanse
to be dragged into the mud
once again.

It rumbles on.
One and another,
one ceases, 
one gets stronger.

A rainbow of shoes, 
the broken tin men.

Short Holocaust poem by Glenn McCrary| Details |

Makita VIII: Red Holocaust

Tis often the flesh upon each cheek
is chased dour, yet sultry memories
As the years aged much of nothing
Had haunted these bones
unknown, unsuspected
Hollow screams were published
By the bedsteads of the red holocaust
Clouds laced with fear
Foreseen twas a fiasco

Short Holocaust poem by T Wignesan| Details |

Rondelet: Nuclear Rot in bowels

Rondelet : (Nuclear) Rot in bowels

Rot in bowels
Sealed tight in cans, retarded bombs
Rot in bowels
Nuclear waste Earth sucks capsules
Poisoned gift to children in dumps
Lets dance in White Night till Hell comes
(Nuclear) Rot in bowels.

© T. Wignesan  Paris,  2013

Short Holocaust poem by Scribbler Of Verses| Details |

For Primo Levi

For Primo Levi

it darkened more
as light shone through
and the haunting past stabbed

you felt
silently the blind were led
'thieves' you called them
emerging from nowhere
yet everywhere
'thieves' you called them
no one
yet everyone
you felt

you left

Short Holocaust poem by Natalie Jones| Details |

The Holocaust

So I visited the Holocaust museum and then wrote this poem about it....

As I stepped through the door,

Tears filled my eyes.

Looking at the horror.

Seeing Hitler's lies.

He convinced so many people,

that this genocide was right.

He even killed the cripple.

So they'd go down without a fight.

Short Holocaust poem by Lou Schreiberg| Details |

Father's Day

Dear Father, long gone,

quietly aching a wrong,

an air of melancholy

a memory now free,

a refrain you taught me

upon a saddened knee,

for that was HaShoah,

the age of Holocaust,

a dirge of family loss

It's time anew, another start,

and I wish that you may

find peace within your heart, 

Happy Father's Day

Short Holocaust poem by Joe Flach| Details |

Never Again

Two million soles collected

One million souls lost

Can humanity recover,

From the holocaust?

This stockpile of shoes

Is a reminder and clue

That what happened to them

Could happen to you.

Auschwitz reminds us

Of mans inhumanity to man

If we can forget

It can happen again.

Entry in the Leather Voices contest

Short Holocaust poem by nette onclaud| Details |


<center><b>~ emptiness chokes lungs of night
coughing from rib caged fever, 
a tight-rope walker lies still...
amidst full moons howl

pain, wrapped in black holocaust
as her bridal dress withers,
staining a torn, cancelled love

<b><em>pre-nuptial songs crack ~</b></em>


Rick Parise's CONTEST: One Of Your Favz -
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Short Holocaust poem by Shannon Van Law| Details |

Angel in Hell

An Angel in Hell

is a light in the dark

who mourns for those who fell

those still with a mark

An Angel in Hell

is the sun in the rain

who releases us from this spell

who frees us from this pain

An Angel in Hell

is love amidst hate

who comes to where we dwell

and saves us from this fate

*Dedicated to those who fell in the Holocaust and those who survived*

Short Holocaust poem by ahellas Alixopulos| Details |

History 101

All that you need to know

about history

is that when the last survivor

of the holocaust


and there are no more

tattooed arms,

the reality of the event

will cease.

Questions and speculations

have already begun

whether it even occurred

at all.

Who controls the present,

controls the very existence

of the past.

That alone is enough

to make honest men


Short Holocaust poem by Robin Brown| Details |




Short Holocaust poem by Jessica Johnson| Details |


Shadows shift to accomodate

Fire burning in my eyes

Fallen angels anoint  my feet

As I cross the gates of Dante's Dream

The holocaust licks my body

Crimson tears bead down my neck

Swollen lips part to sing

The accompanyment to misery

An upturned snear at the scorching heavens

Savage Power stretch my veins

Side by side, my familiar Sin

The world is ripe to be ravaged

Short Holocaust poem by Cody Cross| Details |

Why ( a holocaust poem)

I wake up in the morning

and the pain begins,

Starvation, beatings, disease

when will it ever end...

There is blood on my elbows

and blood on my knees,

my clothes are torn

I just want to be free...

I am what I am

I guess thats why I'm here,

I've been here three months

And I'm numb with fear...

I pray to God

and ask him why,

what did I do

to deserve to die...

Cody Lee

Short Holocaust poem by Barbara Gorelick| Details |

A Poet's Apocolypse


After that moment a gray dust covers all
Invading the senses, casting a veil of despair
The prince of darkness will have his due
Oh cry ye fools, of this hell be you aware....

And what of the poets with blood on their pens
Huddled in dark corners, trying to understand
Making rhymes for only the night wind to read
In the end a homage of heart to a beloved land.....


Short Holocaust poem by William MacEachern| Details |


Inhumane was said 
Six million dead 

Inhumane we dare 
At Jeffrey Dahmer 
Kidnapper, killer, evil embalmer 

Inhumane it read 
Black man dead 
Dragged by the feet 

Inhumane we say 
A young man who's gay 
Left dead in the hay 

Inhumane we cry  
So many die 
In burning buildings 
From terror in the sky 

I hear say 
And only humans 
Act this way

Short Holocaust poem by Brady Perkins| Details |

Pictures of Holocaust Victims

They are always grainy.
Slightly out of focus due to age.
Their subjects stand sadly stoic.
Their faces all the same but different.
Eyes dark with hopelessness and pain
sprinkled with some sense of disbelief.

These pictures, some seventy years after they were snapped, 
still scream  impossibly loud with their silence. 
Countless faces, forgotten to the fog of time,
stare back blankly begging for compassion
that will never come.

Short Holocaust poem by shane solomon| Details |


Fake!! Fakers, are

the real of the nameless

with many id's,paper dolls

and rumored boy toys,

white-collard polo's

straddling Marlboro horses,

or maybe ushered in

like dream team Barbie

and holocaust Ken

Golden wheat field,

trade; for black water

God handed "here you go

Mother nature," 

into velvet rooms,

with tantric lust,

behold tight tits

and parched tips,

for fame of child

green changeling,

not of a summers dream

Short Holocaust poem by Brian Strand| Details |


Here because of an accident of blood

The multitudes entered in a flood

He saw her silhouette in the blue light

She blew him a final kiss that night

She held his child for him to see

Neither,would ever be set free

On his arm they numbered his tattoo

In this camp for the Holocaust Jew

He came back in forty-five

To keep the Auschwitz story alive.

Tribute to Leon Greenman (1910-2008) the only Englishmen to be sent to 


Short Holocaust poem by Henry Victor| Details |

with shoes on feet

a grab-and-run pack

a small survival sack

with one set of clothes for spouse and self

passports, a file with just few mails

an old diary with addresses to contact

in England, Finland, and Switzerland

and some currency notes

couple of thousands

in rupees that does not stretch

like the American dollars

they were what i needed most

as the pogrom was in progress

in my Tamil homeland

while i always went to bed

with shoes on my feet

Short Holocaust poem by Sue Mason| Details |

Sitting at the V.A. Clinic



in wheelchair

with a number tatooed

across the back of his hand.

Three rows of numbers.

Were you there?



His head is bowed into

hand/arm resting on the chair.

Bowed head

sparse white of hair

were you there?

Holocaust man reading.

In boots now he is

the lumber man,

or cowboy man ...

were you there?

Old velcro tennis

shoe men

in the optometry clinic

waiting for glasses

while they



Short Holocaust poem by John Paluszek| Details |

Always Thinking of Matter

Anything but quietly
Im standing in the shade
Fixated on pixels
Lost in the rain
Two counts for one drop
Theyre lost in the aisles
Pushing pens bleeding notes
Lost in the files
Structure in contrast
Is taking a bow
Explosions in distant fields
Men running through crowds
Authorities always late
Children in tears
Mothers walk aimlessly
Drenched in their fears
The shadows still stand
Reminding of the lost
Burnt in the ground
They remind us of the cost.

Short Holocaust poem by Robert A. Dufresne| Details |

Preborn in The USA


.                             You

                          and your

                        brothers and

                      sisters are now

  missed most dearly, one million strong yearly.

        'tis more than a loss, t'is a holocaust.

                     Wisdom dictates

                         love is life.

                           We miss


for Brian Strand's "Rondel"

Short Holocaust poem by Robert Ludden| Details |


Of a holocaust, the last redemption;
like a spirit
rising from its body at the end,
the earth ascends to heaven
and for a moment steals infinity
and artfully inserts it
into everyday.
Beyond that vain acridity,
it is the dying
that unites the earth and sky.
This transitory brotherhood 
with fog and mist and cloud
now tints the air
as one amorphous curtain drifts 
to make the known surreal.
And out of chaos
comes another harbinger
of paradise.

Short Holocaust poem by Satish Verma| Details |

The Finale

Sometimes horizon roams with moon

I pluck the stars

night drizzles from the dark clouds.

A shadow falls on the door

without struggle or rumor

I know he has come, my guest

the survivor of genocide.

He has come a long way

a message on his parched lips

he rubs hands.

Inferno he says. Holocaust he

murmurs. It is here again, 

whole world is under siege.

He tells me, do something for the grass.

Ask your god to come back from domes.


Short Holocaust poem by Danesh Morgan| Details |

Death Armies

Woe to thee Liberty cries her 

children dies,

A time of Omen fortold not 

once or twice,

Fools,look Death has brought 

forth its vast armies,

Bewarned the gifts of Hell 


been presented,

Within the sight of the eerie 


Will cast the worst holocaust 


The choking Darkness of the 


Thy Serpents on a midnight 


In the days of Miracles,

Siege on earth from mighty 


The time is now,

To save your soul!

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Short Holocaust poem by Justin Debrosse| Details |

Conversion of Sacred Life into Money

A depersonalized holocaust slowly proceeds
Under convertible assuaged currency
Separate disparate lives, anonymous dredging
Tear against the land, air, and crawling

Human hands finalized the creed
Scourging banks to let the biosphere bleed
Recognizing no natural dignity
Expect that converted into commodified property

Distraction allows us to peel away
Taking the mind narrower still
And filling the void with caramelized exchanges
Simply  look away
The slave servitude continues

Short Holocaust poem by Zelda Cane| Details |

Keep Hope

These days are full of sacrifice 

To be forever gone,

But they'll go on, the days,

Just like always.

The memories are scarce,

But the thoughts are harsh,

What did we do?

If only we knew.

The sadness is horrible,

The children are dead,

My parents will die,

Please just tell me why.

I need to keep hope,

I just need to keep it.

Just keep my strength,

No matter the captivities length.

Dedicated to all those who survived and to all those who were lost during the Holocaust.

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