I Saw Another Butterfly

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AuthorHouse, Jul 21, 2011 - Poetry - 128 pages
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J O S E P H “ YO S S I ” A R O N (1947-2010)

Joseph “Yossi” Aron was born in 1947 in Satumare, Romania and spent his fi rst 4 years in Linz Displaced Persons Camp, Austria. In 1951, at the tender age of 4, Joseph Aron and his parents arrived in New York and settled in Boro Park. Joseph’s parents, Holocaust survivors, worked tirelessly to give him a fi ne Jewish education and a love of family. As a young boy he was privileged to sing with Cantor Moshe Kusevitsky’s Choir at Temple Beth- El. Joseph’s love for Jewish music and abilities as a Cantor enabled him to be the High Holy Days Cantor for some years at the Baldwin Jewish Center. His work as an airline consultant took him to over 100 countries where he helped modernize their airline industries. Joseph’s interest in the native culture endeared him to many people. Until the last moment of his life, Joseph never forgot the tragedy the Holocaust brought upon his own family and Jewish people and worked tirelessly to ensure that their memory will never be forgotten. While bravely fi ghting his devastating illness, he managed to complete this poem book just before he passed way in July 2010 at the young age of 63.

 

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Contents

Children of Terezin
1
Porcelain vase of yellow roses
2
Fields impregnated with bits of hallowed bone
4
Whitwell
5
On the narrow quaint streets of Colonial Philadelphia
6
Fields of red pain
9
What is the price for ignoring evil
10
Ubiquitous barracks
11
I have taken to write
65
Another day comes another day goes
66
As we turn the page
67
Once radiant and engaging
68
Is there a pill
69
We are all observers of the march of years
70
As you were interred into the earth
71
As you forever sleep
73

The troops marched in
13
The time is drawing near
14
Our minds aspire
15
Haunting faces of caved in cheeks
16
Not so long ago
18
Approaching the year of three zeros
20
In the barracks of hell
21
Step by step it was a long walk
22
The light darkened
23
Toothless and broken
24
Do we pretend
25
We are reminded tonight
26
The end of hope
27
Death is not an end
28
Lives evaporate in a flash
29
One candle at a time
32
Long before today
33
As time marches on
34
Summers abundant greens
35
Life is a passageway
37
Creatures scurry up an old bark tree
38
Trees grow annual rings
39
They say
40
Years feel like days
42
In youth there is bubbling truth
43
Absent of food
58
High above this beautiful bay
61
What can be said
63
Long ago
64
Why fret
74
Two years have gone by
75
After the third year
76
When we grieve
77
Words dance in my head
78
You used to be only you
79
Days blend into each other
80
You are left to rot
81
Love as a child
84
Slowly and carefully
86
You never forget the first touch
87
Where valleys lay higher than most mountains
88
Every New Year
89
On the eve of impending war
90
Its good to be home
91
One wet morning
92
Words are a substitute
93
Why pretend
94
I talk to myself
95
A sky of billowing white clouds
96
The sun came out today
97
Minutes to years
98
Probing the mystery of illness
100
Death is the phone call never answered
101
The yearnings of my heart
102
Days absent of sun
103
Computers can drive you nuts
104
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