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Holocaust Severance Day

Holocaust Remembrance Day The 28th of February How on earth and under heaven the Holocaust needs a special day not to be forgotten is a mystery shrouded in burning flesh and rotting corpses neglect ignorance Denial ‘light’ if you want ‘Let us bury the dead the ghosts of the past’ just excavate the story for a day of Severance from all the other mornings evenings dusk and dawn days long nights of peaceful dreams Screams of silent brevity At least they who is they did not choose the 29th of February leaping from history would be so much easier though and every four years when quarts of smaller doses might smell fainter In perfumed extinction The list speaks listlessly in volumes of slaughter in the name of Religion Ideology Greed Power Seduction Othering and Inhumanity Its solely normal what humans do Darfur Ruanda Bosnia and Herzegovina Cambodian Killing Fields Stalinist Purges The Rape of Nanking Mao’s Cultural Revolution Assisted Famine in Ukraine Armenian and Herero Genocide The Transatlantic Slave Trade Native Americans and who wants to really know about Afrikaners killed by the British are you becoming Bored already and ready to forget But then Auschwitz is here and now and not so far Treblinka has only acquired new clothes excuses semantics when collateral damage of wars and exploitation fabricate the notion that it is truly just a side show that systematic in another guise can be swept away under the carpet of Carpet bombing ‘unintended’ refugee creation Migrants drown today by the ship load oedematous bellies protrude below the belt of conscience while little hands shy flies away no more Let us go shopping today let the children soldier on let’s watch sports and not news old new and recurring ‘holos’ means whole as long as The hole in the wall spews money ‘It is not me its them’ them who died and them who killed and vanished in a feast of blood of victimhood and perpetration collaboration crime through inactivity by-standing closed eyes and minds veils of apathy In the name of the father…and mother The Holocaust is the very most researched written about topic(?) in history more documented than Christ’s lasting last supper and rise to heaven but the stench of ash and clouds of human carbon wilts away and we need a fucking special day to thus dis-honour the dead What a pathetic display How Why and Today…

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Date: 2/1/2018 9:51:00 AM
I agree with Cynthia, it is part of history, evil , but history.. Thank you, Kai, for sharing a very good write...
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Kai Michael Neumann
Date: 2/3/2018 1:41:00 AM
Thank you Eve. I do not know, how often I will have to write on that topic to get it out of my system, but I have to keep writing on it...
Date: 1/29/2018 6:02:00 AM
I agree to having a day of the year set for the remembrance of the Holocaust. It should be a day to remind all mankind the cost of being free and the evil prejudice against race that we all have to fight to eliminate. Your poem did remind me of how important it is to remember the Holocaust.
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Kai Michael Neumann
Date: 2/3/2018 1:40:00 AM
Thank you Cynthia. It makes me so angry that we do not seem to learn from the past...