Lying dead in lines along the riverbanks.
Heads together longing for the water.
They lay stacked back to from head
None recieved that last drop of water
below the steep banks.
The boys and girls had been mobilized
do adult work that day to tear down
Whole classes died together.
Two sisters embraced each other in
Nearby,young girls without a scratch
"My little girl was the only one
her whole class to live.
But her fingers were all burned and
together and her face and neck became
She has never walked again and hasn't
since that day--
She was thirteen then."
So related a carpenter,a victim himself
at this painting.