It was Sunday 11 November
and I can clearly remember
hating the man sat in front of me!
The police would soon be coming,
yes, I knew they were on their way
but I also knew that there was something
to this man I had to say!
‘Don’t play with your gun, you should use it!
The future will thank you for that!
If you kill yourself now just make it quick
and make sure we can’t bring you back!
To be truthful you’ll soon be forgotten
a parenthesis in history
Your Austrian body will rotten,
your ‘Kampf’ just a silly dream!’
As he raised his gun to his temple
I felt such a powerful release
to know that I had been helpful
to make the future a place of more peace.
On Sunday 11 November 1923 Adolf Hitler (originally of Austrian nationality) was arrested for his involvement in what has come to be known as ‘The Beer hall putsch” in Munich two days earlier. It has been suggested, though I can’t verify this (how much can Wikipedia be trusted?), that as the ‘Landespolizei’ (local police) came to arrest him he was ready to commit suicide. Furthermore, it was during his imprisonment for this crime (he was charged with high treason), following a ridiculous trial with equally ludicrous sentencing, he wrote his political manifesto ‘Mein Kampf’. This book has to many – even post World War II – become a nazi bible.
Today’s prompt at Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, the Tale Weaver’s Prompt #7 – A Piece of History, asked us to travel back in time and experience an event we have not already experienced. I would have loved to be able to meet Adolf Hitler just to see what kind of man could be such a monster, and also to put a stop to him before he was able to become a figure of any importance in history. I am sorry for the haphazard quality of this piece, and my focus on too few senses, surroundings etc, but it is a topic that tends to make me very passionate. I only hope my anger shines through.