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Hiroshima

Will James
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Will James hiroshima
I heard the whirring engines of a B-29
I glimpsed its wings and tail; ..a sign
of foreboding filled the earth and the sky
with the terrifying message.. that all must die.

I saw the shadow of the descending sword
After the flash, -the heavens roared
I fell to the ground.. -with my hands to my head
I awoke in the darkness – and the dust of the dead

I ran toward my home, but I could never go back
Everything had changed; ..the sky was black
I saw the shadow of the descending sword
After the flash, -the heavens roared..

I went to the river to escape the flames
I saw bodies – sink into graves without names..
All around me were the broken pieces of mankind
Had the whole world lost its mind?

I saw the shadow of the descending sword
After the flash, the heavens roared..
Out of the chaos came a voice I knew
Was this my dear friend? Could it be true?
Her face was swollen with slits for eyes
From behind charred lips came her cries..

I saw the shadow of the descending sword
After the flash, – the heavens roared
I fell to the ground with my hands to my head
I awoke in the darkness – and the dust of the dead..

I was twelve years old when the A-Bomb hit
Just a child when that fuse was lit

I saw the shadow of the descending sword
After the flash, – the heavens roared
I fell to the ground –with my hands to my head
I awoke in the darkness – and the dust of the dead..

Contributed by giorgio - 2012/6/15 - 08:31



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