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Lightning and Ashes · 2W ago

The Liberation of Buchenwald Concentration Camp, April 11, 1945

On April 11, 1945, American troops liberated Buchnewald Concentration Camp.  It was a larg...
Lightning and Ashes · 3W ago

Easter Poem

My father wasn't an educated man.  He was born on a small farm in western Poland and never...
Lightning and Ashes · 4W ago

Solitude

Solitude?Someone should write a history of it.Think about it. Probably for the first milli...
Lightning and Ashes · 1M ago

My Mother Remembers Her Mother's Death

My Mother stopped speaking. The memory had caught her. One-minute she was there in front of me, telling me about the house in the woods in Poland, and then she wasn’t. She was in the past where her mother was still alive, still loving, still loved, a...
Lightning and Ashes · 1M ago

Spring Poem

Spring PoemMy Polish father spent five years in the German concentration camp system. He w...
Lightning and Ashes · 1M ago

Hunger in the Slave Labor Camps

My father spent more than 4 years in Buchenwald Concentration Camp as a Polish slave labor...
Lightning and Ashes · 1M ago

Last Day of Life on Earth

The Last Day of Life on Earth24.On the last day of life on earth, a little boy asked his mother for a drink of water, and she smiled and kissed him on the forehead.23.In Chicago a bartender ...
Lightning and Ashes · 2M ago

A Valentine's Day Story -- How My Mom and Dad Met in a Slave Labor Camp

My mom had been brought to Germany to work in a slave labor camp. The day she was captured...
Lightning and Ashes · 2M ago

Subway Dreams

Subway DreamsI lived at the end of the Ravenswood El in Chicago for years.All day and all ...
Lightning and Ashes · 3M ago

True Confessions -- 1960s

1960sI took acid 3 times, cocaine twice, pot about 3 times a week for 6 years, vodka/beer/tequila just about every day.I smoked too. A pack a day. A pack was about 25 cents when I started. S...