Monday, August 6

Time Minus Zero

The time - 8:15 a.m., August 6th, 1945 is an eternal moment for Hiroshima and the World.

What men may come

What day may dawn
what sun may rise
what life may come
what face may shine
what life may find
what love may bond
what child may born
what dream may come

what year may come
what life may want
what soul may find
what people may sin
what bomb may drop
what life may die
what men may come
what men may kill

-Gp 2005-

[#] This is my tribute poem for the 60th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.
[#] Read a Wiki entry on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Atomic Bombing of the cities.
[#] Some Google News of the anniversary events around the world.
[#] The Spirit of Hiroshima webpage.
[#] A repost since 2005.


Keshi said...

wut a heart-felt tribute Ghosty!!


Princess said...

that was one height man reached in exhibiting his cruelty..

a wound that is never gonna heal...

gautami tripathy said...

This hits hard in its simplicity.

Pauline said...

Worth re-posting! Thank you for sharing...

Nirek said...

nice play with words in the poem!

Alok said...

i felt sad when i read
"what men may come
what men may kill
insn't it the ironical ... that human race, though it claims to be the most advanced and skilled species on earth, is the only one who kills their own kind for their own mean purpose ... purpose which are man made and not nature defined

i could feel wht u wrote ... beautiful word


homo escapeons said...

Very thoughtful.

The notion that civilians were sacrificed to save enlisted men is very troubling.

I watch the films made for American school kids in the 50s that show them how to 'Duck & Cover' under their desks in case of a Nuclear attack. How assinine is that? What a charade.

The advent of the Atomic Weapon changed humanity overnight and we must never forget how horrible and STUPID it is to keep killing each other. What if the USA wasted 55 trillion dollars on improving the lives of it's citizens instead of lining the pockets of a few Corporations?


Kavi said...

How powerful..i would like to use this somewhere..with due credits ofcourse..

We havent moved forward from then on. Whe have infact receded into baser methods..

Jeevan said...

Never forever!

QUASAR9 said...

Tic Toc


it rains around the world sleep welcomes the dream, and  enigmatic souls awaken along the eternal shores of destiny