Arts & Culture

Neo-Poland: An Original Poem

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By / April 30, 2018

I wrote this poem after hearing of the Polish government’s legislation limiting discussion of the Shoah. Most, if not all, societies try to suppress the disturbing events of their past. It is the role of historians, artists, and activists to remind them of their buried misdeeds.

They are committed

to erasing their memory

 

they have placed themselves

upon the table

 

soon the lobotomy

 

then the plastic surgeon

to take away

their scars

 

They will rise en masse

one smiling

nation

 

happy to have forgotten

Jedwabne and

Kielce

 

happy to have stopped searching

through the mountains

of ash

 

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