New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education

Creative Inspirations

This poem was written as part of a group of themed poetry on the civil rights movement by Dr. N. Maria Tomassini’s 6th & 7th grade class at the MLK School, Trenton Public Schools.

GENERATED   HATE

HATE IS COOKED UNDER ITS OWN PRESSURE
IT BUILDS
 NEEDING A VENT TO RELEASE THE GENERATED STEAM
AS IT BOILS AND EXPANDS
LEADING TO AN EXPLOSION OR IMPLOSION
IT BURSTS CAUSING DESTRUCTION
IN MANY FORMS WITH DIFFERING SHAPES
IT PERSISTS AND CONTROLS
IT CAN DEMEAN AND DISSECT
NEGLECT TO SEE THE HUMANITY IN US ALL
IT CAN CREEP AND CRAWL LIKE A FLESH EATING DISEASE - DEVOURING
LIKE A HUNGRY BEAR IT POUNCES AND CLAWS
RIPS AND TEARS ITS VICTIMS
IT IS PASSED ON LIKE A FAMILY HEIRLOOM FROM FATHER TO SON
WITH PRIDE THROUGH SOCIALIZATION
CONDITIONING, PROGRAMMING AND WIRING THE BRAIN
TO KEEP REPEATING THE SAME OLD LINES OF HATE OVER TIME
WITH ITS REASONS, EXCUSES AND OUTRIGHT LIES TO JUSTIFY
IT’S EXISTENCE

HATE CAN FESTER INSIDE AT A FEVER’S PITCH WITH A TOXIC PUSS
UNTIL IT BUSTS & RELEASES SILENTLY, A STICKY SLIM
AS IT SPLATTERS AND INFECTS
AND SUBDUES YOU INTO ITS SICKNESS AND SUBMISSION

HATE’S OVERT FORCE ATTEMPTS TO DEPRIVE, DEMEAN, DEFY, AND DENY
ITS VICTIMS BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY
AND DESTROY THE LIGHTNESS OF THEIR BEING
IT INTERRUPTS THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE HEART, MIND AND SOUL
AND HI JACKS THE SPIRITUAL SELF LEAVING ONE EMPTY
UNABLE TO FEEL AND CONNECT TO COMPASSION AT LEAST
AND THE DESTRUCTION, “HAS JUST BEEN DONE”

AS ITS RELENTLESS FORCE IS UNYIELDING
VENTED TOWARDS ITS OWN HUMAN KIND
BORN ON THE SAME PLANET EARTH WE ALL SHARE SPINNING IN SPACE
  WHIRING AND WINDING ON THE EARTH’S AXIS WITH PRECISION, BALANCE AND GRACE   AS GRAVITY’S FORCES HOLD IT ALL IN PLACE
IT EXPRESSES ITSELF IN MANY WAYS, BUT ITS OUTCOME IS
ALWAYS THE SAME –DESTRUCTION.

 

Copywritten BY: MS. TOMASSINI 2011

 

 

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The core mission of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education is to promote Holocaust education in the State of New Jersey. On a continual basis, the Commission shall survey the status of Holocaust/Genocide Education; design, encourage nd promote the implementation of Holocaust and genocide education and awareness; provide programs in New Jersey; and coordinate designated events that will provide appropriate memorialization of the Holocaust on a regular basis throughout the state. The Commission will provide assistance and advice to the public and private schools and will meet with county and local school officials, and other interested public and private organizations, to assist with the study of the Holocaust and genocide.

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Phil Kirschner, Esq.
Chairman
Dr. Paul B. Winkler
Executive Director

State of New Jersey
Commission on Holocaust Education
P.O. Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625

(609)292-9274 phone
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holocaust@doe.state.nj.us

The New Jersey Holocaust Commission is an autonomous body operating under its own policies and positions. It acts as a resource to the Department of Education to assist schools with various aspects of meeting the requirements of the mandate to provide Holocaust and genocide education. The commission provides curriculum outlines and suggested activities; identifies and publicizes demonstration sites for other districts to contact; and recommends informational resources and materials for teachers and students to use in the state.

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