Thousands march in single file
Amidst barked commands to obey
The sadistic uniformed fiend’s gaze
Falls on her nervous paper-white face
A little daughter, fearful in her arms
Scared son tucked in her coat’s warmth
She defends herself in God’s name
But the devil twists her words for gain
Small innocent babe they wrench away
Lips open to scream, but her voice is gone
The cries are her child’s and not her own
Sophie has no choice at all.
This is my 2nd entry for the OctPoWriMo October Poetry Writing challenge. The prompt today was to write a descriptive poem about a movie scene that has touched you.
This scene I have linked above from the movie “Sophie’s Choice” is one that will forever haunt me, and many people who have watched it. I have written a short poem based on this scene and hope I can do it a bit of justice.