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Nanjing

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Nanjing

Nanjing

As willows weep along the walls
And fall mums start to bloom
The wind still echoes hallowed 
calls
From Nanking's souls of doom

With little food and daily raids
There was no safety zone
From genocide of men and 
maids
For none were left alone

Their butchered bodies 
everywhere 
Lay piled in ponds and roads
In bloody streets a river there
Flowed heavy 'neath the loads

This holocaust was filmed that 
day
Priest John Magee did plod
Now as his son he too could say
He "touched the face of God".

deborah burch
02.28.2013

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  1. Date: 3/14/2013 3:57:00 PM
    Oh! The Nanking Massacre ... indeed, it was a holocaust. A thought provoking write, Deborah. Very well done. Ruben.

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 8:22:00 PM
    You manage to tell a very sad tale beautifully. You are a great writer. I heart this poem.

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 1:47:00 PM
    Deborah, you surprise me with a very unique poems each time . Thank you. - Have a lovely weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 3/8/2013 6:49:00 PM
    Doris...I am amazed at your knowledge of history and your ablity to put these events in such moving and eloquent words...That blonde hair and laughing smile hides a very intelligent and sharp mind!...This reminds me of when Gen. Eisenhower viewed the mass graves in Germany and insisted that pictures be taken because that in the future, some people would believe that it ever happened...sure enough he was right...great write my friend - Tyson

  1. Date: 3/8/2013 4:24:00 PM
    wow, you tell it has it was, Debbie, this is amazing poetry,,,

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 3/8/2013 8:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My dear 'Arry!! ;). Thank you so much! Big huggsss deb
  1. Date: 3/3/2013 12:40:00 PM
    This is so good Debs you get better and better girl xx

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 3/3/2013 8:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh ~GG~!!! You are so good to me! I love you bunches girl!!! Deb
  1. Date: 3/3/2013 4:44:00 AM
    Cap'n Deb a very eloquent verse on a horrible phase of our time...David

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 3/3/2013 8:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you David. ;) love ya cap'n deb
  1. Date: 3/3/2013 2:04:00 AM
    Very well done and original write, I enjoyed it.

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 3/3/2013 8:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Jeremy. :). Big huggsss deb
  1. Date: 3/2/2013 5:37:00 AM
    A very sad, compelling write about these human tragedies that still go on and will continue to go on. Excellent write, Deborah!

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 3/3/2013 8:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Jack. :) big hug!!!