They were never allowed to play
only stripped of dignity and life.
Their short existence too much for a master race
Led by a star to travel toward
gas, gun, and graves
that became the last toys in this life.
Never could they have imagined
a greater evil than that nameless party at the
zenith of a nations unspeakable history which
intelligence demands its name to be hidden here.
But now their names are lost
divided right to left and left to
To be a Jew was to wear a badge of honor
because we will never forget that
they were never allowed to play.
Holocaust Remembrance 2006
© Clinton Thomas 2006