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The A Bomb 7th August 2015



The A Bomb 7th August 2015

A blinding flash blurring people’s eyes
A mushroom cloud invades their skies
They try to run to evade the heat
Their flesh it burns from head to feat

No escape from this, a searing fire
As bodies pile on an earthly pyre
No compassion had for man or beast
An inhuman way for a war to cease

And children stunned by a burning flesh
Their eyes froze up in fear
An Apocalypse caused by man alone
To sound their point out clear

Their might it hit the innocents
Hiroshima took first blast
Nagasaki three days later
Both A Bombs of horrific cast

And those that caused this mad affray
Boasted of what they done
A surrender that was long foregone
Was now inhumanly won

For Japan hastily surrendered
Its cities racked with pain
By the thousands that died there
And in truth they died in vain

And yet mankind will never learn
From the wars that’s been before
They build their rockets more deadly
To bring Armageddon to earths door

The hunger for power it widens
As the thirst for power it grows
And it won’t be long until a bomb
Brings mankind to a sudden close

Its 70 years since the America dropped the A Bomb’s on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killing hundreds of thousands of people. The first bomb exploded 2,000 feet above Hiroshima and was equal to 15,000 tons of TNT, destroying approximately 5 square miles of the city killing between 90.000-166.000 people.
The Nagasaki bomb killed between 40.000-80.000 people. Most of those that died were civilians going about their daily life.  The Americans dropped the first bomb on Hiroshima on the 6th of August 1945 and the second on the 9th of August 1945.
Japan signed the instrument of surrender on the 2nd September 1945, effectively ending World War 11.
On reflection Mankind has not come very far since then as the threat of war hangs over us day in and day out and all it needs is one power lusting madman to give the order to push the button.

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  1. Tony Gorman says:

    United in Grief 6th September 2015 by/Tony Gorman

    As the waves gently slush on to the sea shore
    They break their way round you and rippled some more
    As your tiny head laid there so still on the sand
    An angel was sitting there holding your hand

    And from your body your soul took its place
    To raise up towards heaven as an angel of grace
    And rest in a cradle in a softened white shroud
    While the angels sing lullabies from a heavenly cloud

    And when you awake they will take you to play
    With all of your friends that were lost on that day
    So hush little baby you’ve had a long day
    Your body is tired so they took it away.

    Your parents are sad back down on earth
    But your life was predestined since the time of your birth
    So hush little baby you’ve shown by your death
    You’ve united all Europe in a grief that’s hard set

    I wrote my poem as a tribute to the three-year-old Aylan Kurdi who was sadly drowned and his body washed up on a Turkish beach.
    It took this little Angel’s life to unite Europe and bring people together.
    May he be at peace in heaven away from all the hurt that mankind had bestowed on him in his shortened life.

  2. Admin says:

    As Always, our gratitude Tony, and as always a beautiful poem on such a tragic topic


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