In the fires

Many innocents were sent to their deaths

Hopes, dreams, and futures lost all at once

Lost to the past

In the chambers

Where a life sustaining breath becomes fatal

A family member, a close friend, lost to you forever

Lost to the past

In the camps

Where children and parents alike were sent

A few years lost to some, the last to others

Lost to the past

In the path of time

We are carried away from such days

But the things that stayed in the past

Will remain forever in our hearts

For what was lost to the past

Will not be left there, forgotten