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Light A Candle

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Light A Candle

N ever again will the Tribes of Israel be the sacrificial lamb of man.
A nnealed in furnaces not in Olam HaEmet by the Almighty "the World of Truth."
Z ealots rose from the ashes of the ovens and now defend like Sicarii of old.
I srael blooms and grows in the desert, returned by Allied Forces to the cauldron.
H ome to the Holy Land, sent, shipped, caste surrounded by Arab foe, isolated. 
O vens melted their hearts, striped their forms for their souls held no intrinsic value.
L ampshades and shoes made from their skin, jewelry from the gold in their teeth.
O rders given by The Third Reich obeyed without conscious. The herd was culled.
C hrist-killer the Christian mind said, devil worshiper, their deaths were acceptable.
A nti-Semitism always has been and always will be a threat to Jews everywhere.
U nited, Jews must form a majority in Israel, so Jews everywhere feel safe.
S anctuary will never again being denied, Israel will be safe haven from persecution.
T o a future where all men have worth regardless of race, creed or religion, pray.


*Thanks to Arild Andresen Ertsland for his inspiring
From the Ashes

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  1. Date: 1/13/2013 10:21:00 PM
    Stories of Israel have always interested me, from the Biblical account of Abraham to the modern day persecution. This poem shows the sadness of their situation. Hopefully it makes a difference for the better.

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 1:36:00 AM
    dear my beauty light Debbie,,i would like to say thank you for your advise and correction in the spelling ,,for my poem " I am a dreamer.." appreciate it so so much...may your days be merry and joy <3<3<3 Luv and hugs hugs hugs SK

  1. Date: 12/6/2012 6:38:00 PM
    Hi Debbie - This is brilliant and chilling. Genocide of any group of people is immoral. So sad...and what happened to those people should never be forgotten. Your poem is a respectful tribute. - Gail

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 11:43:00 AM
    Debbie; This is very good. It is also educational, because in this time and age a lot of people don't know about this. It is sad. Thanks for sharing and i will pray for them. Have a great day. Lucilla

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 10:56:00 AM
    The holocaust bought the recreation of Isreal it self. Over all its Gods way of doing things.

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 6:09:00 PM
    Debbie, first you requested a 6 line poem on Light. Send me your email or other method I should get it to you. Your Light a candle is a marvelous reminder of the wrongs wrought upon the Jews. I pray for them daily that God will protect them and help them to always be pleasing in His eyes.

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 4:57:00 PM
    An extremely touching poem. Tyranny never prospers. Your poem is an account of chequered history. I didn't know some facts like 'lampshade and shoes' untill I read it in your poem. My faith is that the followers of Prophet Moses cannot be anihilated. Thanks for your very kind comments on my Tanka Naive Heart, Debbie. My wife says it does not befit me to write romantic poetry at my age. I am in a dilema. -Mohammad

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 12:48:00 PM
    Awesome write Debbie. Your poetry is an intellectual treat.would love to read all your writes in depth. Thank you for the encouragement.Truly inspired.And thanks a ton for the invite... love,Mehnaz

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 12:09:00 PM
    Beyond awesome, Debbie! I pray that all would see it all through your eyes...Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 11:27:00 AM
    Thank YOU Debs!:) People I know who has visited the Auschwitz museum says that the birds doesn`t sing there anymore.Its a eerie silence hanging over the entire concentration camp..well, I can hardly blame them.That museum is the ultimate proof of how evil some humans can act.Hopefully,during summer next year,I`ll be able to visit the Auschwitz Museum.Hugs and Love,Arild

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 10:38:00 AM
    ahava veh xx

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 8:08:00 AM
    A superb touching recollection of those incredibly dark days in the history of humankind. A very sad and touching look back into this not too long ago tragedy... NEVER to be repeated we pray! Love and joy, Jack xox

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 7:36:00 AM
    Great work about the terrible happening..If we could only learn to do better from past experience..Enjoyed reading this morn..Thanks for stopping by..I too enjoy the scent of plowed fields, freshly mowed pasture and the scent of pine chips permeating the air..Sara

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 6:23:00 AM
    Excellent Acrostic here Debbie.

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 3:55:00 AM
    Indeed heart wrenching tale of this holocaust Debbie, but your writing is full of bright hope for the future. If the world was devoid of any prejudices towards race and religion perhaps the suffering of human race would have gone down to a large extent. Excellent and powerful write!

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 3:44:00 AM
    I have come to realize that my replies may not have been getting through to you so I am attempting a different route . After reading your poetry, I felt humbled by your talents, ( feel as you have expressed ) knowledge and portrayal of your thoughts, feelings and experiences. If I was a quitter – looking at my stuff in comparison – I would have closed the book on my efforts. So my Dear, know that I am, and have been most grateful for your comments, but as a teacher, mentor, professor, one who enlightens “ Thanks for the lesson! ” NOT in this life time! Love Bill.

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 3:43:00 AM
    Hello Debbie : You are so kind to let me know how you feel about my stuff. Soon I will be calling it poetry, if I continue to receive such praise. I know not what I do, or how to do it, it just comes from a place, I have know idea exists or what part of this or other universe it is derived. It just arrives on silent wings and speaks from my finger tips, used to be, flowed from my pen. Which is where all the recent - 2006 / 2007 -

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 3:42:00 AM
    entries are being transposed from, along with all the entries in REPETITION Two sides to The never ending story - I am unable to let end - OF A well educated, upper class, POLISH PRINCESS, A real Beauty, and that of an uneducated, low class, unintelligent, Canadian derelict. A Frog! Follow the journey of these two in poetry and prose. Much of, is from the perception /perspective of the Frog. The Princess has provided very little information. A lot of insight though. Light & Love Bill.