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Best Holocaust Poems

Below are the all-time best Holocaust poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of holocaust poems written by PoetrySoup members


rose early in the morning,
indulged in a lovely quiche lorraine,
ventured out


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Categories: holocaust,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member When Heaven and Earth Wept
In camps, they’d slaved and starved; cold nights, they’d slept -

Each woman, man, and little girl and boy.

Relentless horror had around them crept.

In camps, they’d...

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Categories: holocaust, angel, war,
Form: Triolet
Premium Member The Words That flow Through My Pen
Sometimes, life has no reason unlike the seasons
It aimlessly drifts with the wind
We find ourselves in places of unfamiliar faces
Bathing in the shadows of sin

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Categories: holocaust, introspection, life, on writing and wordsday,
Form: Free verse
A Thing of Beauty

A thing of beauty on her wrist
was confiscated by a nurse
who looked for items soldiers missed
in places (and by means) much worse.

They branded her inside...

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Categories: holocaust, thanks, war, world war i,
Form: Quatern
Premium Member Yet not broken by the blues retrospect
There were mirrors  there
Behind it, where all the Jews would hide
How can someone blame the black despair?
All You were, was a mirror over...

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Categories: anti bullying, holocaust, mirror,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member My Cry
Mongrels gyrating on the edge of town
This it now- its going down
The chant electric, the doomsday count
It matters not that no one speaks a word

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Categories: angst, anti bullying, anxiety, graduation, holocaust,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Lechers of Letchworth
Leaves fall around me as I hike this rocky trail, a symphony of color and delight.  Autumn has always been my favorite time of...

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Categories: holocaust, judgement,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member I Came By
I Came By…
(to see you)

You don’t see me. 
I see you, everyday. 
I am afraid to say hello. 
You may say good-bye. 

I just want...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: beautiful, chocolate, cinderella, heartbroken, holiday, holocaust,
Form: Free verse
Battle of the Sexes
battle of the sexes

Picture Oil painting worthwhile 
Leonardo DA Vinci, look out!
What is she really smiling about?

(((The popularity of the Mona Lisa increased...

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Categories: holocaust, funny, history, me,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member A Girl From Darfur
I can show you where the brimstone sun has no remorse,
and where devils on horseback, have burned our homes, have pillaged our farms.
A killing spree,...

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Categories: death, holocaust, horror, sad, war,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Paint A Picture Black and Gray
Pull out the easel
   set the canvas positioned long and slender clean slate.
Sketch the figures huddled and dark bound hostage

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© DM Babbit  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: holocaust, africa, art, dark, grief, horror, humanity,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member Matters of the heart
Balaclava'd minister in a lanky limousine
Condomised personality inside a broken mask
Skewered chopsticks serve pieces of Pancolin
Toilet paper dolphins to wipe his weary arse

Ave Maria.. Amanita...

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Categories: holocaust,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Abandoned Cities


"Abandoned Cities"

Empty sentries standing firm
Vacant windows glistening
they sit with Poe, Van Gough and Edvard Munch all broken
waiting patiently...

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Categories: holocaust, humanity, life, war,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member THE STAR OF DAVID


                The Star...

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Categories: holocaust, how i feel, image, jewish,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Words For Those With No Voice
Words For Those With No Voice

For every pair of shoes
All the burnt bones and woes
In the millions, in the mud
All died alone

Starving of food and...

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Categories: allah, death, evil, holocaust, obituary,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member THEY DON'T KNOW
I walk in a busy street, happy faces everywhere
Coats buttoned tight against the cold,
Stomachs full, warm shoes on their feet.
They don't know.

My grandparents limped through...

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Categories: discrimination, freedom, history, holocaust, jewish,
Form: Free verse
Hope for Humanity
Just read a tale of 
   a horrendous murder in California
Makes one lose faith in humanity
My uncle saw the 

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Categories: holocaust, hope, humanity,
Form: Concrete
A million people just like me
All close, claustrophobic, strangers
I may not seem or look alone but I am
I am alone 
Alone, alone, alone
Those words roaring...

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Categories: holocaust, mum,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Light On the Devil's Chord - Day 14
Despite his impatience to show me his hell,
He waited for me in my rest, 
Lying upon the ground, I awoke in prayer,
Thanking God above and...

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Categories: adventure, anxiety, conflict, courage, dark, holocaust,
Form: Epic
My funeral
Remember me like the holocaust 
Many die without having the chance to live
Millions of them without a funeral
Bury them with a casket full of bouquets


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Categories: holocaust, age, betrayal, death, death of a
Form: Free verse
Forgotten Fire
I was only twelve back then,
It seems like yesterday.
I suppose these terrifying memories I have,
Will never go away.

Gendarmes after Gendarmes,
Came to our town.
They took my...

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Categories: holocaust, books, change, conflict, corruption, death, evil,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Slithering Tides of War
War crime trials had come and gone
And Nuremberg became old news
But there were some who would escape
They packed their bags, with no remorse
Changing names, and...

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Categories: evil, holocaust, war,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Poet's Apocolypse

After that moment a gray dust covers all
Invading the senses, casting a veil of despair
The prince of darkness will have his due
Oh cry ye fools,...

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Categories: emotions, holocaust,
Form: Quatrain
50 Fallen Stars
50 Fallen Stars
There's a plague of insanity among us
Is it blind ignorance or just the blatantly ignorant?
A whole new land of despair and those with...

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Categories: allusion, america, anger, art, corruption, holocaust,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Cherry Blossoms Will Bloom Again
The power of nature has ravaged the Japanese shore,
Leaving in its wake devastation and unimaginable gore.
The mettle of this gentle people has been tested, it...

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Categories: holocaust, caregiving, hopepeople, hope, people,
Form: Rhyme