Auschwitz: Where Death and Hate Embraced

January 27, 2020 at 11:28 pm (History, Horror, News, Poetry) (, , )

Auschwitz: Where Death and Hate Embraced

The outmost darkness lay behind 
gates that said Work makes you free
Orwellian newspeak before Orwell
even coined the term 
It was all a lie, a battle cry 
for ancient gods craving blood 
A race of übermensch 
that loved the stench 
of the flesh burning in fires 
in concrete pyres 
that reached the sky 

Skies were always gray here 
even when the sun shone up above
Clouds never dropped rain
But the ground soaked blood 
And the bones were food 
for a ravenous Fatherland 
that worshipped death 

Innocence was lost 
under hearts of frost 
Covered by coats of black 
and skull and bone lapels 
in a place under Hell’s dark spells
Marks the spot where pure Evil dwells 

Over a million lives were lost 
where Death always made a winning coin toss 
Off Death’s dark trains, then separate
Some to work, many more to die 
Mark the spot where angels cry 
And blackened smoke fills the sky

This was Hell 
Evil’s hotel 
Where men and women watched 
others die 
While smiling and laughing under Fuhrer’s eye

Some say that was in the past
where Satan’s furnaces had a blast
but when History is forgot
Death’s sinister X marks the spot 

-A poem written by Christopher
Monday January 27th
2020
The 75th Anniversary 
of the liberation of Auschwitz 
in Oswiecim Poland

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