Echoes of Auschwitz: a Poem by Adrian Ellett

Echoes of Auschwitz

By Adrian Ellett, 11th grade, Weymouth, MA

Desperately I search
For something to connect the words to
Some meaning to be gained
Some answer
“Work will set you free”
They stand hollow
And meaningless in their irony
And hollow too stands this place itself
You would think might throng with souls
Those who lived
The million who died
But it is empty and cold
And the wind blows their tears into your eyes


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