Jan 25, 2021 || Daily Thought & Prayer
Humbly pause with bowed head
On history’s shame of tortured dead
That not a tear did their guards shed
As millions to their slaughter led
No vermin pest was treated thus
Nor single voice raised in protest
Herded on cattle trains enlists
Jews, Poles, opponents, socialists
A million and a half kids in rags
With branded symbols number tags
Still stench of burning flesh hangs
Hopeless tears in separation pangs
What shame! What shame for all time
That hard hearts commit cold crime
Have we ceased to hate and burn?
Each must answer on their own
Were lessons learned from holocaust?
Collective memory counted cost?
When we forgot our family
Is the wholeness of humanity?
Perfect image of God and likeness
Makes every living life priceless
Forgive ourselves and in others trust
But those suffering, remember we must
O Lord for suffering beings we pray. May they learn to find their solace in Thee. May they find peace and comfort in Thy unending love.