|Review by Angelinamay
Your poem speaks volumes and it's, to me, a powerful story poem. The way you wrote this is awesome and should be read by everyone.
Yes, I think, and this is just my opinion, but I feel a lot of us have become desensitized and when we hear about shootings, and think back to the past atrocities, some of us feel bad briefly, but then it seems commonplace.
Your poem is written very well and when you described the shoes, I too could see the shoes all l lined up and this sends horror into my spine.
You have so many lines in your poem that stand out. These make my heart skip beats and my skin crawl.
"Showers" they were called, bringing to travel-weary minds, perhaps, the thought of a moment's relief
from the filth and stench of traveling 100 deep in a single rail car designed to haul cattle.
Stripped of all they owned, for some their only possessions
were the clothes on their backs and the shoes on their feet.
Huddled together in the cold, hearing the locks slamming home,
waiting for the cleansing water to wash away their pain......Never guessing
until the last possible moment the true purpose of those tiled rooms.
I am so glad I read your poem and No, I will never forget, Angelina