Laurence Overmire

Auschwitz - Poem by Laurence Overmire

The bulldozers plowed the remains
Into a ditch
Dreams crunching into memories
Tumbling over possibilities
Beliefs popping out of sockets
Hopes breaking 'neath the crush of
Soiled humanity
The stench enough to water the eyes of God
Who said nothing
Waiting for someone to be a prayer.

(Previously published in Poets 4 Peace, Nov 2000; Poetry Superhighway, Yom Hashoah Issue #10, Apr 2008)

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  • (2/6/2008 1:05:00 PM)

    this poem hits you right in the face- i think its amazing! jane s (Report)Reply

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  • (3/19/2006 12:26:00 PM)

    Chilling, this. I thought I had seen you on Poets4Peace. I had some there when the site first started, including Taroo which is only here now since Larry changed the site. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 24, 2008

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