The Cleansing

yourconscience35's picture

This is a something (poem? song? anything?) about the persecution of homosexuals during the holocaust. I realize that it is highly romanticized, but I hope it speaks to someone.

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Breaking hearts a sweet duet,
But now just empty shells thrust down.
Lovers no one could forget
Bleed together on the ground.

Banished we have fled from here,
Silent now, in silence forgotten.
The three point star to us is dear,
In silence now, be in silence forgotten.

We hear listless whispers closer,
Or distant cries with discontent
While nature does what she has chosen,
We speak softly our dark sentiment.

Banished we have fled from here,
Silent now, in silence forgotten.
The three point star to us is fear,
In silence now, be in silence forgotten.

So why with hatred on their lips,
Do they curse so from their fairytales?
And why's this love a lethal trip?
The master calls, and ignorance hails.

Banished we have fled from here,
Silent now, in silence forgotten.
The three point star to lead us near,
In silence now, be in silence forgotten.

Comments

meester_ess's picture

oh...

So the three-point star is like what hitler put on gays, right?

Nanook's picture

technically not a

technically not a three-point star, because then it would have six angles.

Inverted pink triangles represented individuals that were lesbian or gay.

meester_ess's picture

yeah...

I think it was symbolic for that.

yourconscience35's picture

hi, cool, comments!!

you guys are both right... I wrote it as a response to the lack of coverage the holocaust gave to gays.. There was one paragraph, and they were hunted as well. I understand that the holocaust was mainly targeting Jews, but they should have talked more about hitler's latent homosexuality, and perhaps his motives behind the persecution of LGBT people.