En Route From A to B
On average, the entire journey
would maybe take
the best part of four whole days
Yes, it was a long way indeed
From Amsterdam to
Bergen-Belsen back in the day
And get this, there was never
more than standing room in any
case, and then ..
Only if you were very, very lucky
No toilet stops,
no buffet car or restaurants ..
Just a bucket for each cattle truck
if you were lucky ..
One way tickets only, no voids ..
Returns and certainly no refunds
Not a single bloody one ..
Yet strange as it may now seem
whole families might often be
accommodated thus, regardless ..
Though, the bastards as was,
could not cope and so lost
countless wretched souls in that way ..
While exact numbers may yet vary
it is now known almost a million
innocents passed en-route from A to B ..