Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum

Children's Book Author

WHISPERING WIND

January 27, 2017

Tags: Holocaust Remembrance Day, Six Million, Holocaust



Whispering wind, whisper to me

Open my eyes

For it could have been me,

Counted and numbered and stripped of dignity

To think, that it could have been me.


Children were lost, before they could dream,

Visions were shattered by yesterday's screams.

Battered and beaten and strewn about as waste,

Disposed of in schedule haste.


Ages of dusk

Ages ago

Over the pits, the breeze gently blows,

Six million stars sent up in s m o k e,

Six million souls yet

Nobody

spoke.


Stories I hear

Pictures I see

All blend together in Death's imagery

I will remember their whispering plea,

I know …it could happen to me.



Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum/all rights reserved

Comments

  1. January 27, 2017 11:11 AM EST
    both beautiful and heartbreaking
    - Liz
  2. April 11, 2017 5:56 PM EDT
    I am speechless! Your words so captured the horrificness of the Holocaust! I have never known a survivor and I can only imagine from what I have read and watched. My heart goes out to those who were taken too soon and so heartlessly. Your words so touched my heart.
    - Kathy Elstad
  3. April 25, 2017 8:02 PM EDT
    hmmm... I recall learning this song at Counterpoint Camp in the 80s, but the last two lines were different: "Here hidden from harm, life's without a guarantee | For yes, it could happen to me."

    Do you know if there's anywhere online that has the music for this?
    - Jen in Oz
  4. April 26, 2017 7:32 AM EDT
    Hi Jen in Oz --one of my favorite places on the planet!
    Yes, I wrote the song version of Whispering Wind many, many moons ago and I have revised the words a bit. That's what writers do -- a lot! I did record the song years ago with The Ramaz School in Manhattan. We actually made a record, which was super cool. But I don't know how you'd be able to have a listen. But thanks for asking and remembering :-).

    Andria
    - Andria Rosenbaum