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spooked Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-05-06 03:54 PM
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We Are the Shoes, We Are the Last Witnesses
Shoes of Iraqi Victims










Shoes of Holocaust Victims






The Poetry of Shoes

They were just old shoes, a grey pile of moldy shoes I would have thrown away myself, had I found them in the back corner of a closet. But here, in this testament of human cruelty, the shoes of the dead cried out.

We are the shoes, We are the last witnesses
We are shoes from grandchildren and grandfathers.
From Prague, Paris and Amsterdam
And because we are only made of fabric and leather
And not of blood and flesh,
Each one of us avoided the Hellfire

-Yiddish poet Moses Schulstein

http://www10.cs.rose-hulman.edu/Papers/Matias/thepoetr....


A Holocaust is a Holocaust is a Holocaust, not to mention the loss of our own soldiers, 2,829 AND COUNTING













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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-05-06 03:56 PM
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1. Very powerful!!
Thanks for posting it.
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-05-06 03:58 PM
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2. You gave me chills. I just saw The Laramie Project, and the one thing the killers
took from poor Matthew Shephard, besides his money and his precious life, were his patent leather shoes.
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spooked Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-05-06 06:40 PM
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3. Anyone who VOTES Republican Supports these Atrocities!
Have a HEART...Vote Democrat!
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Bluerthanblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-05-06 07:14 PM
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4. oh my.... oh... "when will we ever learn?".... that wind keeps blowin
but no one seems to hear.

I sadly recommend this profound post Spooked-
thank you for the painful reminder.

blu
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badgerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-05-06 09:25 PM
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5. K & R...
Edited on Sun Nov-05-06 09:26 PM by badgerpup
:cry:

what is it about shoes that they are so evocative... :cry: :cry: :cry:




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Jcrowley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-05-06 09:26 PM
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6. K & R
Ghosts
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-05-06 09:30 PM
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7. This is heart breaking
Every time I think I've gotten inured to it all, something like this hits me in the gut.
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spooked Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-06-06 07:09 PM
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8. CNN just announced: This Election Comes Down to the IRAQ WAR
Bumping to keep the focus on Iraq...
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-06-06 07:22 PM
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9. OMG-when I read the thread title I immediately thought "Holocaust"...
:cry:
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