ruined cars reduced to rust,
screams replaced by silent ghosts
of the 642 men, women and children
massacred on 10 th june 1944
never to celebrate liberation.
What terror must have been etched
on children's faces in this sleepy town,
the war thrust down their throats
and as for the Nazi assassins
did they feel remorse? It's now a tragic reminder
preserved like those glorious monasteries
and yet we all know so well today
such callous evil...has not gone away.