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Hi and welcome to my blog.  Hopefully you have visited my blog to read some of my writing.  Nothing beats finding that perfect poem, phrase or story to explain how you are feeling.  Often times I am asked to write something through my group on Facebook entitled "Prompted".  This group will give me a picture or a phrase and I have to write something containing it.  The first prompt for which I wrote "The Flight" required three words, owl, lightning and pudding.  The second was my basis for "Wide Awake" Sometimes I just have a feeling and start writing and when this happens just let me be.  A combination of these writings are what I wish to convey to you, my reader.  I hope that my writing touches you in the same way it touches me as I write it because isn't that the purpose of a poem is to feel it? 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A Jewish Family

A Jewish Family

His family they are huddling, listening for the footsteps,
Wondering who tonight the Gestapo have come to arrest,
Their friends and their families have all gone away,
Their union is strong but how much will they have to pay,
For the closed minded horror that this new regime brings,
And the people they hate - they  hate just about everything,
Through it all they hide in a bunker that his hands steadily built,
But in this instant his father looks around defeated with the guilt,
For not having had enough money to get his family away safely,
He pleads on deaf ears to his god to lead his family to safety,
It goes on and on as they hide hidden away from the world,
This family is fighting everyday including a boy and a girl,
One son and one daughter, whom they love way too much,
They hide them away from the world where they start to lose touch,
They manage to hide for years thanks to his Pa's great thinking,
And one night the boy becomes a  man without even blinking,
Unaware of the danger  his dad goes out to find some food,
He is surrounded in the forest and instantly is gone for good,
The Nazi's have come rounding up all the people that are in hiding,
They hear the screaming and the gunshots in the hole where they are abiding,
Shaking and Nervous they wait and they pray for this war to end very soon, 
One day they will return home to their farm, where they have plenty of room,
If they are found they will be sent off to a concentration camp if they are lucky,
They are fighting for their lives but in this hole, their nerves are feeling plucky,
They are bickering a lot amongst themselves, nervous, confined to that hole,
The Nazi's have stolen their homes and their lives but they cannot have their souls,
And then one day they notice something is strangely out of place,
After hours of debating the silence,  they slowly creep out of their base,
People are wandering everywhere and one person screams and shouts,
"Our dreams have finally come true- the War is over just about!"
After 4 years of hiding,  this family starts the walk to their home,
And realize that someone is living in it and it is no longer their own,
Their Old neighbor takes them in and gives them a place to stay,
They save their money and buy back the farm living for a new day,
The work is so hard and starting over a chore especially for the boy,
But he does it as a lasting tribute to his dad who the Nazi's used as a toy,
And then one day in blinding sun while out plowing the fields to the east,
The sweating boy looks up from his plough to see a starving beast,
The beast is walking towards him with a limp and a huge smile,
The smile widens and is coming closer, closing the distance of miles,
The boy is mesmerized watching and he can't believe his eyes when he sees,
The beast is not a beast at all but a human that was hidden by the trees,
And the boy is taken aback as he recognizes the man not seen for years,
The same eyes are smiling back at him and both sets are full of tears.