The Daffodil Story

The school my grandchildren go to in N. California did a study programme prior to the Holocaust Remembrance day last week. Here is the poem Daniel 8 1/2 years old, (my grandson) wrote — it was published in the school newspaper on Friday.

The Daffodil Story

By Daniel  ——–
3rd Grade, OHDS

Whenever I lose something,
I see a daffodil in my mind,
And it gives me hope.

Whenever I can’t work,
I see a daffodil in my mind,
And it gives me courage
And strength to work.

Whenever I think of the Holocaust,
It gives me sad memories
Of all the Jews that died;

Then I see a daffodil
And it brings joy to me
And everybody.
Even aliens.

Whenever I think of the Jews
That survived the Holocaust,
It brings joy to me,
And then in my mind,
I see sooooooo many daffodils.

The Holocaust is a central event in many people’s lives, but it also has become a metaphor for our century. There cannot be an end to speaking and writing about it. Besides, in Israel, everyone carries a biography deep inside him.” Aharon Appelfeld (I go 1 step further and say every Jew, in every corner of the Diaspora, carries that same biography.)


About d1nx

Techno-Gran living and working in Pretoria, South Africa and spending 3 months of the year with my 2 daughters and their husbands and 5 grandchildren on the East Bay, Northern Californa. Started blogging on my recovery from Spinal surgery in 2007 and have taken many twists and turns on my life's journey and varying chapters of my life.
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