Schindler’s List *
“ for the dead and the living, we must bear witness. ”
― Elie Wiesel
I see the aching words of Elie Wiesel
born in black and white: the metal eyes
of Nazi Germany on Israel,
the numbered numberless, the animalized
who once were men — whose children will not know
the innocence of childhood again —
and still, the falling ash, the burning snow,
the deep, remorseless appetite of sin.
And there am I, entirely, one of them,
lost in the heavy silence of the room
without the power to conquer or condemn
the tyranny, the terror, or their doom.
Too many think of hell and live in fear
of death, and never know that hell was here.
Corey Harvard (1987 ― ) from Mobile, Alabama, (B.A. English & Philosophy, University of South Alabama, 2012), is a young American musician, pianist, vocalist and poet. He began writing verse at age 10 and music at age 12 when his parents bought him a keyboard. He went on to win his 8th grade talent show by performing an original song. Since then, he has published poetry and prose in journals including Tales of the Talisman, Pirene’s Fountain and Sense Magazine, and he has also been featured in Alabama’s prestigious Literary Mobile, an anthology of established (historical and contemporary) southern writers. He has served as associate editor of Sonnetto Poesia and Editor-in-Chief of Oracle Fine Arts Review. In 2009, he was a Pushcart Prize nominee.
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