"Shoes From The Past
(Inspired by Elie Wiesel and His Experience)"

KIPP Inspire Academy
St. Louis City, MO

Millions of shoes walking
Some say the shoes are talking
Telling a story in so many ways
But lost from their owners in a couple of days

Thousands of shoes skipping
So many end up tripping
These are the children you see
None of them as happy as they should be

Hundreds of shoes running
The owners trying to escape
Sadly, the shoes are not fast enough
The Nazi soldiers spit in their faces

Silence—that is all I hear
No one there, no one here
They all are gone, they all are dead
Their shoes in a pile filling up a shed

Millions of shoes no longer walking
But some say the shoes still are talking
The shoes in the sheds can now be free
The shoes—yes, shoes—can tell their stories to you and me