Colin Ian Jeffery

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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.

Topic(s) of this poem: holocaust, warfare


Comments about Two Little Girls by Colin Ian Jeffery

  • Bharati Nayak (8/11/2017 2:41:00 AM)


    Most touching write- - - - -Holocaust is the darkest expression of perverted mind- - How could one man Hitler turn so many people devilish! ! God forbids, this earth should ever bear a child like this. (Report) Reply

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  • (9/19/2008 7:09:00 AM)


    wow! ! was very very touching! ! great write! hats off to you........
    i have also attempted to write a poem on war called
    when the adults go to war
    kindly take time to read it
    thanks
    reshma
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  • (8/28/2008 10:27:00 PM)


    Mr Colin my friend, this poem is so right to the heart of many things, namely, the truth.
    It was a moving work of poetry from the soul, and the heart. I have seen many movies of this event, at times I simply cry of the cruelty. A very good poem of expression. I thank you sir for a wonderful piece of poetry. Franklin Spriggs. ps, why are Gods people hated so much, because we name the name of Jesus. But for me to die is gain.
    not loss.
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  • Kathryn Tyler King (8/25/2008 3:33:00 PM)


    Such a horror. Your poem can only remind us all of how evil men have followed their father the devil. The devil certainly has lied to so many who believe what they do is right. 'It is never right to do wrong to do right'. We who live by absolutes and know our God can understand the evil that appeals to man's desire for power and position. We are given a commanment to love not hate. (Report) Reply

  • (8/16/2008 5:27:00 PM)


    Devastating. Absolutely Devastating! (Report) Reply

  • (8/8/2008 11:19:00 AM)


    Wonderfully written and very powerful. You definitely have a way for writing historically and keeping the reader intrigued. I have read several pieces of your work and I think you have a wonderful talent for writing. I can't wait to read more. (Report) Reply

  • (7/3/2008 5:20:00 AM)


    Very powerful and moving. Well written. (Report) Reply

  • (2/24/2008 3:02:00 AM)


    Brutal...but well written...Coach (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 5, 2017


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