Friday, March 18, 2016

Saving the Children draft

They moved your mother's bed to the center of the room
more protected from the Germans there

she died in ten days

yes, Dora was Jewish
papers were signed
she got to the South of France
bombing had started and she hurried to the
Jewish Quarter where a
nineteen year old Marcel Marceau
became part of the resistance

on the first of september
germany walked into Poland
and immediately the English
and the French declared war
on Germany 
within twenty four hours, our
hotel, which had been full

a Jewish nurse became a
how many children did she save?
she says she is not
a hero
real heroes do not need
and that is why she received
the medal from
the French legion of honor.

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