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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 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
Form: Quatern
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: holocaust, beautiful, chocolate, cinderella, heartbroken,
Form: Free verse
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: holocaust, angst, anti bullying, anxiety,
Form: Free verse
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 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,
Form: Prose Poetry
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 A Poem For My History Teacher
I wanted to write
 The best slavery poem   ever written—
Perhaps win a Pulitzer or Faulkner. 

I had every intention of conforming 
To the...

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Categories: assonance, forgiveness, history, holocaust,
Form: Rhyme
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 ****

Ave Maria.. Amanita...

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Categories: holocaust,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Corona Virus COV-19

The Black Death, or bubonic plague, which happened nearly 700 years ago, (in the three year period of 1347 to 1351 in which...

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Categories: holocaust, anxiety, death, faith, fear,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Last Train to Auschwitz Contest
Ashes to Ashes

rises in the distance.

The boxcar
are placed along the ties.
Were they placed by Chance
or left 
as gently as Kaddish.
I lift my hands in the...

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Categories: holocaust, angst, death, death of
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,
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
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,
Form: Rhyme
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: holocaust, adventure, anxiety, conflict, courage,
Form: Epic
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: holocaust, allusion, america, anger, art,
Form: Verse
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
We are the children
of the Four
A wandering race
The leaves, trees
and streams feed us
The earth, water and
winds sustain us
We belong to no man
A race so
You talk...

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Categories: death, holocaust, , cute,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Blanc comme la neige
White like the snow

Ice stiffened limbs
Reaching out
No saviors about

Snow flakes in the wind
I reached and reached and reached
Towards deaths cold hands

Never to see her again

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Categories: holocaust, angst, art, french, grave,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Dark Spells
Dark Spells

As a clock running in black circles down
Distant stars lighting reddish fairy gowns,
Earthen pastures in darkness all aglow,
Awaiting dawn's eager cock to thrice crow.


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Categories: dark, evil, fantasy, holocaust,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Playing with Minds
when childhood held dreams

when friends where real

Anne Frank, child betrayed

when poetry spoke of the heart

when the psycho penetrated with dart

those who tell tales true


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Categories: art, friendship, history, holocaust,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member My Childrens Children
Thank you Sweet Lord
For this wonderful day
The comfort I slept in
The bed where I lay
My faith in my waking
Was never in doubt
Your Love in abundance

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Categories: holocaust, children, christian, evil, father
Form: Rhyme

Of all human evils
That happend in history
Bigger than Holocaust
It was not, and it will not be.

One Violinist was there
His life was violin string
He made the...

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Categories: holocaust,
Form: Elegy