Monday, November 19, 2012

Night of Flames

We began to run
They ordered us to run
"Faster! Faster! Faster!"

Night had fallen
Never shall I forget the nocturnal silence
All this could not be real

Ten more steps
Eight, seven
Only four more steps

We stared at the flames
Never shall I forget those flames
Never shall I forget that smoke


Three
Two steps from the pit
I was face-to-face with the Angel of Death

Never shall I forget that night
Never

Lines from "Night" by Elie Weisel