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My unforgettable visit to the Holocaust Museum, Washington, DC . . . Those empty shoes before my eyes- I hear their agony and cries. Oh God, how could this ever be? The feet they nestled once walked free. All sizes, shapes, stood filled neath skies; those empty shoes before my eyes, they walked with purpose and with grace- now thousands piled inside this space. The lives they led, both young and old, cut short by horrors then untold. Those empty shoes before my eyes- too hard to grasp and realize. As I, behind this glass look in and see humanity's dark sin, my heart and soul are pained by whys- those empty shoes before my eyes. October 15, 2016 ~8th Place~ Premiere Contest: My Take On The Holocaust Sponsor: The Seeker Judged: 10/17/2016

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Date: 6/12/2020 2:45:00 AM
Congrats on your great win with a wonderfully composed poem! I have been to some of these museums and they eve Ike a similar kind of response in me
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Date: 6/10/2020 6:01:00 PM
Sandra this is haunting... so well written. you are such a talented poet! Congratulations!
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Date: 6/10/2020 2:45:00 PM
A well-deserved top win, Sandra. A powerful write of what must have been a deeply emotional and disturbing tour of the museum. Let us never forget. Congrats ~ John
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Date: 6/10/2020 7:26:00 AM
An incredibly powerful rendering Sandra. Congratulations for your well deserved top win. Warm hugs, mo
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Date: 6/10/2020 4:48:00 AM
Awesome. Congratulations on your win.
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Date: 6/10/2020 2:47:00 AM
Sandra, a beautiful expression for humanity.
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Date: 10/18/2016 2:28:00 AM
clever to approach the comp this way works very well congrats stephen
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Sandra Haight
Date: 10/18/2016 5:26:00 PM
Thank you very much, Stephen. Sandra
Date: 10/17/2016 8:34:00 PM
A unique perspective this was, Sandra.....but from any perspective at all, it is still unfathomable. You wrote an amazing poem from a different angle. Well done
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Date: 10/18/2016 5:26:00 PM
Thank you so much, Carrie. Yes... unfathomable. I appreciate your nice comment...I visited the museum in DC last year...the vision of those shoes left such a painful impression. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 10/17/2016 8:03:00 PM
A heartfelt write Sandra...Congrats on your win
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Date: 10/18/2016 5:24:00 PM
Thank you very much, Joseph. Sandra
Date: 10/17/2016 5:34:00 PM
Great meaningful write , Sandra, congratulations on your poems win.. Hugs Eve
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Sandra Haight
Date: 10/18/2016 5:24:00 PM
Thank you so much, Eve. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 10/17/2016 12:29:00 PM
Those empty shoes of those who embraced life! Poignant write! Congrats!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 10/18/2016 5:23:00 PM
Thank you very much, Kim! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 10/15/2016 12:15:00 PM
Wow Sandra, this is amazing..good luck it is such a winner in my eyes! :)-luloo
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Sandra Haight
Date: 10/18/2016 5:23:00 PM
A belated thank you, Laura! Hugs, Sandra