En Route From A to B

En Route From A to B

A Poem by Neville

En Route From A to B

 

 

On average, the entire journey


would maybe take


the best part of four whole days


Yes, it was a long way indeed


From Amsterdam to


Bergen-Belsen back in the day


And get this, there was never


more than standing room in any


case … and then ..


Only if you were very, very lucky


No toilet stops,


no buffet car or restaurants ..


Just a bucket for each cattle truck


if you were lucky ..


One way tickets only, no voids ..


Returns and certainly no refunds


were allowed


Not a single bloody one ..



Yet strange as it may now seem


whole families might often be


accommodated thus, regardless ..



Though, the b******s as was, 


could not cope and so lost 


countless wretched souls in that way ..


While exact numbers may yet vary


it is now known almost a million


innocents passed en-route from A to B ..



 

 

 

 

 

 


© 2021 Neville


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This is a vitally important thing for us to understand Neville. In ww2 it was X that did that to Y. In other circumstances we could ourselves by either X or Y. History holds the answers and we need to study it hard.
A very thought provoking write Neville and always worth reminding us.
Take care,
Alan


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Neville

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thank you Alan .. I quite agree .. they now reckon over twelve million wretched and predomin.. read more



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This is a vitally important thing for us to understand Neville. In ww2 it was X that did that to Y. In other circumstances we could ourselves by either X or Y. History holds the answers and we need to study it hard.
A very thought provoking write Neville and always worth reminding us.
Take care,
Alan


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Neville

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thank you Alan .. I quite agree .. they now reckon over twelve million wretched and predomin.. read more
A horrific and quite a heartbreaking tale. The terrors that this world can create.

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Neville

1 Month Ago


we are the only species, on this planet at least that can resort to such evil

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Poetic Beauty

1 Month Ago

We are definitely the only species on the planet that is power hungry and attacks and kills our own .. read more
That such evil and terror could be written in such a tongue in cheek way (ironic?) - yet attack the mind and sob the heart is due to your fine writing.

' and get this, there was never - more than standing room in any - case … and then .. - Only if you were very, very lucky - No toilet stops, - no buffet car or restaurants ..'

To visit any such places leaves a mark that never, never fades.

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Neville

1 Month Ago


I visited Auschwitz Birkenau while driving through Poland several years ago .. the legend of.. read more
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emmajoy

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Anything but chastised. if not THE best piece this is one of the finest pieces of writing I have .. read more

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