Paul Warren

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War - Ww2 - Contracts With The Nazis - Poem by Paul Warren

How long should we keep the anger
Of companies who produced the Nazi danger
Hugo Boss designed the Nazi uniforms
Allianz insured the Auschwitz camps forlorn
And paid insurance policies of murdered Jews to Nazis grasped
Bayer as I G Farben supplied Zyklon B as the Jews were gassed

Coca Cola provided Fanta as a German blend
When they couldn't get cola to their men
IBM built the instruments to track
Allied ships and planes as they were shot by flak
Random House published the Nazi books
To spread the hate within their hook

Standard oil supplied the Luftwaffe fuel
They are now Exxon Mobile Chevron and BP in their spiel
The Chase Bank was a backer so their party would not fail
And Kodak gave them an edge in their photographic trail
And when the contracts for the concentration camps were given
Siemens used slave labour in their profits driven

Henry Ford received a Nazi medal
And touted their philosophy to all
What do we say when we hear of their practice
Do we stop and say that we should show them malice
Sometimes when picking sides think about what you'll bring
To others when you take these contracts and through history's ring.

© Paul Warren Poetry

Topic(s) of this poem: war

Form: Prose Poem


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Companies vie for contracts with with governments and they should decide who they are dealing we.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 19, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 1, 2017


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