The Holocaust

The Holocaust

A Poem by Emily Dickinson Jr.

It's a poem based on the gas chambers during the holocaust from the perspective of an innocent little boy with his mother


"It's Snowing!

Mommy, it's snowing!"

But it doesn't snow



Why does the snow


She can't

Or won't answer

"Stop it, No!

 ... Why are we melting?"

Salt water

Pouring down every face
Is the hopeless




"This isn't snow."
"Darling, it's not."

That's what she says
As her lips

Leave her face


Silence reins supreme

No more mommy

Or little boy

And no other

 Little boy

His many screams

© 2013 Emily Dickinson Jr.

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I had to double check, and make sure that I was still reading your poetry. This is an extreme jump from the few I have read. What a wonderful surprise! This poem is INTENSE! And having drawn this sort of imagery to express the sadness of the genius!

Posted 11 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Emily Dickinson Jr.

11 Years Ago

yup it's all me :-) this one is more recent I wrote it three years ago when I was a freshman. I wro.. read more


Many brought their bibles into the chambers.

Very sad.

Posted 5 Years Ago

The elements that brought this horror together seem fantastically unreal. The poetry makes it all the more deeply disturbing.


Posted 7 Years Ago

A reminder of the horrors of those days. Great work!

Posted 7 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Emily Dickinson Jr.

7 Years Ago

thank you mr.levi!
Levi Levin

7 Years Ago

Your welcome!
This is quite horrifying (and extremely sad, of course). But it's very well done - I like how you were able to express this in so few words. Sometimes the simplest of poetry can be the most profound.

I came upon this poem because I searched for "Holocaust"; I'm working on a poem with a similar theme, and you've provided some great inspiration! Thank you!

Posted 10 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Emily Dickinson Jr.

9 Years Ago

I'm glad I could help :-)
Man's inhumanity unto his fellow man beggars belief !

Disturbing, but brave of you to write such a creative poem on such an emotive topic ! Kudos to you !!

Posted 10 Years Ago

Chilling. I went to the WW II museum this summer in New Orleans. The have a simulation gas chamber. Once again, chilling to the bone.

Posted 10 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Quite a captivating poem. Not something that you understand completely directly after reading it. One that keeps you thinking, and that's the best kind. Well written.

Posted 10 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

thats pretty interseting...would take me years to write something like this :)

Posted 10 Years Ago

Not bad, and more than a little dark, but I think you've managed to hit all the right notes with this piece, and you've definitely gotten your message across. Well done.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Emily Dickinson Jr.

11 Years Ago

Thanx :-). Glad you appreciate it
Another great poem, made an impact on me indeed.

Posted 11 Years Ago


11 Years Ago

I said truth, what i saw, what i felt, you deserve that blush on your pretty face. I loved your writ.. read more
Emily Dickinson Jr.

11 Years Ago

Lol well I just like it :-)

11 Years Ago


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35 Reviews
Shelved in 5 Libraries
Added on July 27, 2012
Last Updated on September 18, 2013
Tags: holocaust, snow, chamber, child, mom, rose, hannah


Emily Dickinson Jr.
Emily Dickinson Jr.


Im just a highschool girl. Writing is my hobby and I think Im fairly good at it but I leave you to be the judge of that. :-) my best short stories are: more..


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