Monday, November 26, 2007

An Infant Cried But Once

living for many months
fourteen
in the sewers stench and filth
hiding
many were saved by an anguished mother
killing
her newborn child one night
stilling
that constant hungry cry then
placing
the tiny lifeless body
gently
atop the group of stiffening corpses
silently
she screamed while standing alone
watching
the floating raft of dead drift by
cradling
her babe in the arms of death
rocking
in an icy bed her son
sailing
black waters underground
quieter
beneath the ghetto streets
quieter
now the crying babe has gone

never will a babies
wailing
sound the same again
to me

Inspired by an article about people living in a sewer to escape Hitler soldiers...for 12-14 months. A woman had her baby there...and you saw how it ended...

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