Colin Ian Jeffery
Two Little Girls - Poem by Colin Ian Jeffery
The Nazis exterminated over six million Jews)
Little dark-haired Jewish girl
Too young to go to school
Strips naked quietly beside her mother
Frightened eyes gazing all around
Seeing women and children stripping
Friends and neighbours from the ghetto.
German soldier hardened to his task
Opens shower doors with a curse
Shouting for women and children to enter.
Pushes the weeping girl as she passes
Slams and bolts the door behind her
Oblivious to her mother's desperate pleas.
Gas hisses from hidden vents
As terrified mothers hold their children
Cradled dying to their bosoms
Trying to hide death from their eyes
Whispering soft words of love
As Hitler's barbaric Final Solution kills.
Tall blond SS officer in black uniform
Proud husband and father
Supervised burning of the bodies
Goes home with a smile to his daughter
Same age as the dark-haired Jewish girl
And lovingly rocks her to sleep on his knee.
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