Unmarked mass graves.........

By the millions ......millions they lie as still
as the stones and the sand

Left there by the blond and
blue eyed deft of hand

Jack boots and lugers Black belts
and mirrored visions

Step marching into histories
of perfected revisions

Line them up against a backdrop of
cedars as the sun rises higher

And breaking the morning silence
with perfected machine gun fire

Yet........"we never knew this was happening!"
they still say in self defense

But in the unmarked graves ....... with
the innocents packed so dense

Lies every answer begged of the hearts
of modern man

Never forget .....nor forgive ....who
can understand

And yet ......perhaps even an unmarked grave
is a gift in disguise

When we visit the crematorium
and the smoke in the skies

After reading some of the research done by Pdast ....one of our most gifted and researched writers on hubpages ...........I wrote this for the many innocents' still unknown and yet to be uncovered from beneath the evils of the spread of the Nazis' march across Europe and beyond..........I dedicate this to my Father! A soldier.

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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

It is very necessary for us to never forget. Your poem is beautiful.

Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Very profound and felt your heart on this one..Great writing! Thank you for sharing..God bless them all.


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

Oh no. Every time I hear of what those Nazis did, my blood boils. I can't believe how evil they were. I don't think I could ever really trust a German, I am really sorry if there are any Germans reading this but it's how I feel.

I almost went to Germany when I was much younger by the invitation of a penpal but was scared because at the time there was a lot of bad things going on with sex slaves and I wouldn't want to get caught up in that. I am not saying all Germans are bad but it's really hard not wonder if they are racist.

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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Such a powerful poem! Thank you for such a breathtaking tribute, it is amazing.

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Freya Cesare 4 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

It is lesson for everyone but still, the worst of all.

Vote up and beautiful.

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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

Great poetry . Great tribute . you write the truth but will we ever really know the truth only when all the bodies are found. but there were so many, we will never find them all, so lets just pray for them.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Yes those who remain unknown certainly deserve this wonderful tribute.

Daddysgirl 4 years ago

Veriy meaningful dad! I pray we never forget. How precious life is and to think of generations of people gone... Love you always

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hyphenlady !Thank you my dear.In todays world we seem to tied up in our forgetting!Im amazed that so many people really dont follow history....:-}

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Sunny day , Yes . So many stories , tragedies and forgotten family lines! Yet to be uncovered...!

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ImKarn23 4 years ago

i think i love you. You sit tall in that saddle, sir! Bravo! Interestingly, i just watched 'the nazi titanic' during the 100th anniversary..check it out - bring a barf bag...sigh..tweeting and sharing

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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Lest we forget! Thank you for the reminder.

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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Good tribute to your dad, ahorseback!

wishing him peace...he was a good soldier!

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Sunny Day , yes ,we know the truth! My heart is with the little guy in this . The patriots!.....Nice to see you.

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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

yeah, it was really a horrendous act...it's really chilling...great poem ahorseback...

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time2rite 4 years ago from Navarre, Fl, USA

A very moving tribute, ahorseback. No one should ever forget the terrible autrocities carried out against the Jews and others who would dare not "fit in" with Hitler's "master plan"...thank you for keeping alive the memory of those the Nazis hoped would be forgotten!

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Cardisa , I understand how you feel , yet we must believe that the evil that came from Hitlers' regime is the evil that lies in each of all of humanities hearts! Be well sweet lady!

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Beyond max , thank you , but I only echo a harsh reality. We must ne'er forget!

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

We must never forget because we are the only ones who can keep their memories alive. A friend of mine got lucky. His father died in a battle here in Latvia during WW I and it appeared that he was gone for the ages so to say. No grave. But some people came upon this battlefield and for all intents and purposes found out who were part of the fighting there and put up a cemetery for them and put crosses to mark their graves. My friend went there to visit and at least found his father's cross. To him of course that was most important. My grandfather was shot over the Urals not far from Siberia and I know I'll never find out if he even got buried.

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Freya , My poetic daughter! Yes and there is enough hatred to go around for all! Sad it is ! Thank you for stopping your hard work for us ! Even for a moment !.......:-}

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Cleaner 7 You've got that right my friend !....:-}

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Gypsy Rose , our memories are a powerful reminder of the evils of man! My Father , a WWII infantry soldier actually never recovered mentaly from the atrocities of war . So many innocents lost!. So much humanity burned to a crisp! Thank you for sharing this on such a personal level.....:-}

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Daddysgirl , My beautiful daughter , yes my dear I always think of the endings , family, entire generations lost to such insanity!love you always too oxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxDad

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

ImKarn, You my dear are too kind , but thank you ! Another woman to love me .......! Wowwee! Yipeeeeee!

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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

You tied an invisible string around my soul and drew me to this hub today, ANZAC day. A heavy day for me.

These atrocities are unimaginable and unfathomable and yet they happened. Evil beyond comprehension had free reign and could have bought the world to its knees. Your poem puts so much into perspective.

Our fathers' may have been causalities of war for the mental medals they beared but they and our soldiers from both world wars are our saviours and heroes.

It is late here, and as always I just wanted to fit in reading one more hub, thank you for pulling my string and bringing me here. I am going to bed now with a lighter heart. Thank you my dear friend.

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Blossom sb , Yes you know it girl!...thank you for sharing.

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Ruchira , thank you my dear ! Yes , I can't even imagine seeing what they saw !......Be well!

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Thank you Raciniwa , true ! Hows my girl ?.....:-}

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Timetowrite , perhaps as long as you and I write we will be the reminders of the world ! Write on girl!...:-}

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Fennelseed , Annie ! In time you and I know that we tend to forget the forgetable memories and remember the better deeds accomplished by great men ! No finer men have ever lived than the patriots that we knew and know today. I untie that string now ,sleep in peace Annie!

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gmwilliams 4 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

Ahorseback, may that infamous period be always remember. Remember Lidice, Oradour Sur Glane, Auschwitz, Maidanek, Chelmno, Babi Yar, Malmedy, and other places where innocents were gunned down by the monstruous SS and some Wehrmacht! May those precious innocent souls rest in peace.

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

gmwilliams , Yes sir and Russia and Poland , There are many we don't even know of ! Thank you !

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