DEAR ANNE FRANK: 05-14-10 ( Part One of Letters To Anne)
You were so precocious as a child,
needing to be the center of attention.
Yet you were very, very strong inside.
Such a tragedy when you died.
I look at your beautiful face,
And I wonder what you did not see.
There will never be enough accolades
to calm the pain of your empty space.
The ache of loneliness resonates
throughout your expressions;
in your pictures, your poems, your letters.
My heart is breaking, I feel just like you.
You saw yourself as a lover of life.
Your words are so full of hope and love.
My feelings, you express so well.
My sorrow is complete, you are now above.
Demented devils forced your demise.
The natural beauty of yourself never dies.
God, I wish I could turn back time.
But you left, still believing the world is kind.
I wish I could talk to you. I wish I could convey
that life is full of pain, yes.
But bearable if one maintains a true heart
and a belief in your God’s reprieve.
The death of your mother, your sister.
Your wish to stay was forced aside.
You were alone, a small boat, lost in the sea.
Your attempts to survive were thwarted.
Your mind convinced you otherwise.
I will never forget your struggle,
It resonates within me.
They turned you into a “bag of bones”.
Yet you attracted anyone you wanted.
Your flirtatiousness was infectious.
Boys flocked to you as you played
a game of “want me, but don’t need me”…
Your words are torturous and keen.
I miss you. You explained me.
I wish I could tell you how much you mean to me.
But it’s too late.
You never even knew me.
You were sixteen when you died.
I wasn’t here, it was 1945.
I’ve attempted to die since I was fifteen.
God must have a purpose for me.
Or maybe He likes my suffering,
My shame is in my last uttering.
You made it where I want to be.
Do you still believe what you wrote?
“Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.”
You have always had the peace I crave
to stop my crawling stomach.
The pain is great, almost overwhelming…
How did you succeed? Would you help me?
(Dedicated to Anne Frank, 1929-1945 RIP)
OTHER QUOTES BY ANNE FRANK;
Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
italicHow true Daddy's words were when he said: all children must look after their own upbringing. Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.