“Still they Pray”

By Dominic Inkel    

They continue to pray

No matter what

They do not lose faith,

Even after the gas chamber doors are shut.

All they see is strange faces,

But still they pray

Hoping for safe places,

Even though they know their souls will soon turn to clay.

They smell the rotting flesh,

Another constant reminder

That they are next,

But still they pray.

Hearing constant screams

Seeing the dead bodies.

There is nothing they have not seen

But still they believe.

They see the guns

And still, they stay

No one runs,

They know that one day they will be safe,

Their souls are their God’s to take

They maintain faith,

Holding on to their mothers’ faces

Hoping to see them in  safe places

But until then, they pray.

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