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I Never Saw Another Butterfly

Holocaust Museum Houston is collecting handmade butterflies for an exhibit to remember the 1,500,000 children who perished in the Holocaust. Their goal is to have one butterfly for each and every child who died. Please take some time and make one for them. They will accept any medium (barring food and glitter). I am sending in the watercolor pictured above.

When last I saw a butterfly
(I see it now in my mind’s eye),
It was against a backdrop of
     our very own ghetto.

I had no inkling then of how
Life would turn out for me, but now
I yearn to see that butterfly, I
     long to see it so.

That butterfly did bring me hope;
It helped me, early on, to cope;
But now I fear that never more
     shall I the outside know.

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