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Lynette Wadlow pens poem to mark National Holocaust Memorial Day

Harry Leach 27th Jan, 2019 Updated: 28th Jan, 2019

A POEM written by a local resident was sent to the Redditch Standard to mark National Holocaust Memorial Day.

Lynette Wadlow, aged 76, who lives on Birmingham Road, penned the poem called ‘Never Again’ a few years ago.

She said: “I’ve loved poetry since I was a young girl at school.

“It’s been a hobby of mine since I can remember and to this day I keep busy by writing for my local churches.”

Unfortunately Lynette won’t be attending Holocaust Memorial Day in Redditch because she’s housebound.

“But it’s important people do because it’s such a huge part of history.”


The sound of weeping can be heard

Reaching down across the years

Man’s inhumanity to his fellow man

Evokes an avalanche of tears

What can we do to appease such grief

Such agony and pain?

The answer comes in just two words

A pledge of “Never again.”





Buchenwald, Auschwitz, Belsen

Where the worst atrocities occurred

Places steeped in infamy

Where still no bird song can be heard

As other generations mourn

As memories remain

May our words not go unheeded

Our pledge of “Never Again.”





Throughout our world is suffering

Wrongdoings still prevail

Inhumanity still holds victim

On an unimaginable scale

No matter what our faith or creed

To end war’s needless pain

We must united to speak the words of peace

A pledge of “Never again.”

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