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A movie on disc I have in my possession,
it made a mark, an indelible impression.

From time to time I play it and see
fine actors, Kenneth Branagh and Stanley Tucci.

Of the Final Solution determined at Wannsee,
by the ominous title of 'Conspiracy'.

A visitor I had recently here at my place
said she couldn't comprehend the choices I make.

She called it offensive and said it implied
fascist ideals that I wished be applied.

If a story is to be told it must be told well,
even a story of those who made living a hell.

I confess in my youth I was impressed
of the stylish manner the Nazi's were dressed.

Untill I saw a movie of the life of Albert Schpere
and saw they had a human side, these creatures of fear.

The risk of calling them animals, hearts like a glacier,
in a way you absolve them, acting relative to their nature.

The Nazi's were intelligent, well read and mature,
to their own they were sensitive, loving and cultured.

Their crime, not that the allowed horrors to take place,
but chose of free will to exterminate a race.

It's important to remember, this our humanities test,
should history repeat itself if we forget.

To acknowledge the subtleties that lead to such peril
and not to assume that it's easy to spot evil.

So consider where I'm coming from before you pass judgement
of the choices I make in the guise of entertainment.

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Coming from an Anglo-Celtic backgroud I have an interest in English history though being of a working class environment my interest is higher than general knowledge but not so accute as to be termed historian.
I can be somewhat political & playing the Devil's Advocate on occasions gives people a false perception of my ideals.


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by ozpink

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I am starting to wonder if the 'twin-sets' are getting a bit stale, like listening to the same tune on the radio, only with different words.
I would like to experiment with structures that alter the rythm of a poem, sort of like a literary music score.

( Posted by: ozpink [Member] On: January 15, 2004 )





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