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Never Forget

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Never Forget

Never Forget 

Oh thou of wretched heart and deed
Inferior our seeds?
When thus thou felt the need to rule
Annihilate deemed weeds

Thou casteth out your wicked net
Of guns and war bent twine
No bulwark for the Jews was found   
Declaring heads decline

Compliant soldiers marched the streets
For ducats hedged your bet
With waving flags and Hail Hitler’s
Obliging hands were met

Whilst cyanide was gassings Jews
Obedience decreed  
In bunkers hid you reigned your realm
Coward of plotted deeds

When one man tries to rid the world
Of an imagined foe
Mankind will raise its voice as one
He’ll reap what he did sow


Completed on 2/4/12
All rights reserved by Debra Squyres @ 2013

My fist attempt with a Quatrain…..this a modified quatrain as per specified by the rules of the members contest: Historical Modified Quatrain
1st and 3rd lines eight iambic syllables
2nd and 4th lines 6 iambic syllables

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  1. Date: 2/11/2013 3:34:00 AM
    You did wonderfully Debra. I just can't write these with any success. Congratulations on your win! We can't ever let the world forget.

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 8:50:00 PM
    Debra, this is one of my favorite contest... love it... Congratulations, with your amazing poems. Always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 7:49:00 PM
    You did wonderfully well with the meter and thesubject should be lamented forevermore.Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 6:17:00 PM
    Good job with the form great topic! Congrad's on your win! Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 5:01:00 PM
    Nice job Deb. This was a challenging entry and you were magnificent. Congratulations! RAY

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 12:32:00 PM
    Debra, first try--already a pro--great job on this very poignant entry.

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 12:18:00 PM
    Yes, lest we forget. Congratulations on winning with this excellent poem, Debra. Love, Su

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 11:48:00 AM
    Nice job for your first quatrain, Debra! My experience has been that they get much easier to write over time. I think writing with meter and rhythm is a noble ambition that every poet should at least try. I like the message of reaping and sowing in this poem.

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 6:25:00 PM
    well, Debre, I am proud of you. I must say, you did excellently. Your meter is great!! way to take the challenge. and the topic is a very worthwhile one. What a horrifying effect he had on the world!!

    Squyres Avatar Debra Squyres
    Date: 2/4/2013 7:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks...this sure taxed my brain !!! lol
  1. Date: 2/4/2013 11:34:00 AM
    Wow, this is a truly fantastic and glorious write my friend! I really loved reading this amazing poem this afternoon! What a powerful piece, a terrific poem, Great Work!!