poetry critical

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Random Poem:

Polish Children Secretly Photographed Playing Soldiers In The Warsaw Ghetto
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Children mimic quick marching step,
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authorised and imposed by the plump boy
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they let dress in mock Nazi clothes.
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Arm raised straight, hat falling onto the bridge
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of his nose, charcoal smudged moustache.
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Older more knowing child slows to a stroll.
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Mockingly bends, bowing towards the camera lens,
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debunking the awkward charade of playful military
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camaraderie. He pities this macabre parody
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of the grotesque, knowing more or less what will
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take place when they are forced to leave the city;
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observed the cruel vacant eyes, heard the lies, seen terror
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on the faces of relatives already taken.
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