Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Auschwitz Mug

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A sip for meaningless survival
Hides my heritage
In danger of being looted...
Its sanctity concealed from prying eyes
A legacy sequestered by a fake layer
An heirloom meant to be flaunted but 
Not in times like these
A love that ought to be proclaimed loud but 
Spoken only in whispers here
A hope buried to protect it.
Ah the irony!
I wish you live even when I die.

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I wrote this poem after reading an article on Huffington Post - Heartbreaking New Discovery At Auschwitz As Jewelry Found Hidden Inside A Mug . The pictures of the mug seemed to speak to me distantly but distinctly. You can see read more on this and see more pictures here


42 comments:

  1. Sunaina, you nailed it! The Smart Soul who hid it so beautifully would have felt these words!

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    1. It was the sheer helplessness of the poor soul.....but it worked for him and was discovered years later.....

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  2. Beautiful, touching and soulful.

    Cheerz

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  3. Isn't it sad that this beautiful ring is all that remains of a beautiful life?

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  4. So tragic. Your poem depicted the desperation well.

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  5. Makes me wonder what other relics are yet to be unearthed, that'll bring back those heartbreaking memories for many.

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  6. So many stories hidden in this ring... beautiful write.

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  7. Very tragic and poignant story from a painful period in history! The last line is very haunting...keeps coming back to mind again and again.

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    1. Yes Esha......a painful period it was for those who suffered through it....

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  8. So many deaths. So many memories. Poignant lines, yours.

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  9. The poem reminded me of Shindler's List! A beautiful poem that echoes the pangs and pain of the ring's owner!

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  10. Beautiful poem!Poignant and touching!

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  11. "A love that ought to be proclaimed loud", what a tragic line this is..The poem reflects the desperation of Auschwitz perfectly!

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  12. Poignant tale, beautifully penned.

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  13. Tragic, yet beautiful. It survived through all these years against all odds. It's history and glory resonated in your words.

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  14. I pray authorities can find the descendants of this person who hid the ring. How poignant. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. That would really be good but I wonder how it will be made possible....

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  15. That line where the owner wants to flaunt its jewels but couldn't because of the situation, told a story of pain and hope. Wonderful composition

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    1. Thanks Pranju....these are only words but nobody can understand how painful it must have been to live and die during that time in history....

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  16. Touching words, Sunaina. It gives a pain to think of the owner of the jewellery...

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  17. Here the pain was known be beyond words any one can think of.. Presented it thru' a great emotional expression, Sunaina!

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  18. हृदयस्पर्शी रचना, सुनैना

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  19. हृदयस्पर्शी रचना, सुनैना

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  20. So many painful memories from the holocaust..and these relics further add to the dark ages!

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  21. Beautiful lines. I read the news article. Once again reading about the Jewish concentration camps of World War 2 brings out to my mind the horror of those days and the pain hidden in the words of your poem.

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