For my grandparents
Gassed, Treblinka,
January 1943

Holocaust Remembrance Day 27.1.2016

Didn't think it was possible
To feel any sadder,
But I do.

Each year
Is harder,
More painful,
Than before.

There seems to be
No limit
To my sadness.
It just builds and
Suffocating me
Like a pillow
Across my mouth,
Stifling my breath
With a dark,
Leaden sadness.

And the tears
Come raining
Down my
Aching face.

And the breath
But the sadness
Pervades every
In me.

Poetry by Esti D-G The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2016-01-27 at 23:00

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Very nice poem. I lost several loved ones in the past couple years, and the pain never goes away. Very touching.

Elle The PoetBay support member heart!
I understand, I lost my Grandmother and the pain even though never knowing her was a part of my childhood and is woven deep inside

Elle x

It is a very sad memory.

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To have thoughts and memories like yours must be terrible. I cannot begin to imagine what it must be like. It's bad enough just knowing about it all. Thankyou for penning this.

ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
I forgot - Soviet POW's.

ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Two Jews's wed in to mothers family. So , when I get in to an aument with such as UKIP. I brfing that familky conexsan up. As Jews suferde beining pomgons in the history of Enmgland , and were falsde out of England , to Erupe. To cut a l;ong story short , some of my D N A , preshde in the NAZI camps>
Though today we think of the almst 6 Milon , Jews died. WE MUST , also rembef thear was over ELVEN millon , died. Gypysis , homesexual , leadeans , javous ewitces , taide uinist , scol;erlists , comunmist , prtest , nuns , pasters , disablde , phisicaly & mind damege. TYhose who wre denowst , by those who could denowmnce some one they jkust did not like. The camps took one and all , they should not be FORGOT!

jim The PoetBay support member heart!
With age comes wisdom? The knowledge that it didn't have to be so?

My maternal and paternal great-grandparents came to the States from Germany in the 1850's, so my immediate family escaped the holocaust, but I (and my kids) think of those relatives that didn't emigrate. We are thinking of them today.

Thank you for sharing this, though painful.