A Survivor’s Prayer

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A Survivor’s Prayer



    I have lived
    dear G-d
    in a world gone mad
    and I have seen
    unleashed beyond reason or

    I was with them.
    We drank from the same
    bitter cup.

    I hid with them
    Feared with them,
    Struggled with them
    And when the killing was finally done
    I had survived
    while millions had died.
    I do not know why

    I have asked many questions
    for which there are no answers
    And I have even cursed
    my life
    thinking I could not
    endure the pain.

    But a flame
    refused to die.
    I could not throw away
    What had been ripped away
    from so many.

    In the end
    I had to choose life.
    I had to struggle to cross
    the bridge between
    the dead and the living.
    I had to rebuild
    what had been destroyed.
    I had to deny death
    Another victory.

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Posted on April 28th, by Remember.org Editor in Education and the Holocaust, Holocaust Books.
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