by Barbara Sonek
We played, we laughed,
we were loved.
We were ripped from the arms of our
parents and thrown into the fire.
We were nothing more than children.
We had a future. We were going to be
lawyers, rabbis, wives, teachers, mothers.
We had dreams, then we had no hope.
We were taken away in the dead of night
like cattle in cars, no air to breathe.
Smothering, crying, starving, dying.
Seperated from the world to be no more.
From the ashes, hear our plea.
This atrocity to mankind cannot
Remember us, for we were the
children whose dreams and lives were
Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Today the world will remember how evil humans can be.