Tuesday, April 20, 2010


In a time not
So long before mine
The smoke of spirits
Bent but unbroken
Choked the sky in acrid clouds
Look, They said
There are your parents, your children
Your brothers and sisters
They said You will vanish
Wiped from memory
But memory remains
And so do You
Shalom, my friends,
My brothers, my sisters

About this piece: Today (April 20th) was on my calendar as Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel. My bad. Remembrance Day was actually last week. Today is Israel's Independence Day. So I'm remembering late it seems. Which is okay, I think. My feeling is that this remembrance ought to be worldwide. Today, tomorrow, and all tomorrows to come.

About the photo: Public domain image. Not mine.

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Leora said...

Thank you - a poignant post.
"They said You will vanish
Wiped from memory
But memory remains"
Yes, indeed. May Israel know friends like yourself.

Daryl said...

Nicely done.

Anonymous said...

Remembering preserves perspective. This is good.

Fireblossom said...

Remembering is always appropriate.

Mariposa said...

Well done. :)

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