If you think it can’t happen again, turn on some pea-brained Right Wing radio gasbag sometime. With their irrational fear of Mexicans, Muslims, gays or anyone not exactly like them, they tend to make people like the fanatical racist Heinrich Himmler sound as benign and rational as Mr. Rogers, but nowhere near as smart.”
By Michael McGonigle
Loaded on to a train, a bleak and dreary sky
where coldness enters every seam.
A plan set by a madman – logistics in place
Still they followed the words – superior
While hoping for a piece of bread,
dreaming of a drop of water.
Babies and children clinging to their mothers
men crying in pain – the beatings.
Men first, women and children last,
walk the ramp of destiny.
Annihilation of a race deemed – impure …
“Delousing here: Lice kill”
Cleanliness is needed to work our fields,
build our shelters, dig our ditches …
False hopes on a final walk,
Typhus spreading like a blanket … suffocating …
lies and coverups, pretending it’s not real
(inside the camp)
As gas is released they took their
last breaths … shortly after smoke rises
from a chimney and spreads throughout