Anne Frank
Written by:  Alex Sandell
May 21st, 2001

All the stars in the heavens couldn’t add up to the ones tacked upon her wall.
All the smiles tied into one couldn’t match the one that lit up her soul.
All the angels in the sky couldn’t top this girl.
All the hopes and dreams combined couldn’t keep her safe in this world.

All the made-for-TV movies couldn’t script her sense of passion.
All the biographies written couldn’t find her heart.
All the pretentious scholars couldn’t match her desire to learn.
All the torture, abuse and hatred couldn’t stop her from being pure.

All the stars in the heavens won’t stop the hate.
All the smiles tied into one won’t end the pain.
All the angels won’t mask the insanity.
All the hopes and dreams won’t make it change.

All the made-for-TV movies won’t rewrite human history.
All the biographies won’t convince us to learn from the past.
All the pretentious scholars won’t go beyond their good grades.
All the torture, abuse and hatred won’t go away.

All the times that I tell her I love her, she will not hear.
All the times that I tell her to run, she will not understand.
All the movies they make I’ll keep crossing my fingers for a happy end.
All the time knowing this nightmare will happen again.

©2001 Alex Sandell (outside of the pictures)

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