by Michael R. Burch
There is a Rose at Auschwitz, in the briar,
a rose like Sharon's, lovely as her name.
The world forgot her, and is not the same.
I still love her and enlist this sacred fire
to keep her memory exalted flame
unmolested by the thistles and the nettles.
On Auschwitz now the reddening sunset settles;
Friday, January 11, 2013
Topic(s) of this poem: horror,memory,racism,racist,rose,auschwitz,world,world conflicts,holocaust