Thursday, August 7, 2014

August 7, 2014 Midweek Motif/The Event at Hiroshima

The Event at Hiroshima
Not so very long ago
We were told there was no other way
And yet for those who died
Would they say the same

The event at Hiroshima
Not so very long ago
Source of horror
Beyond words to say
And if we could find the words
Would they say the same

The event at Hiroshima
Not so very long ago
To large for the mind to hold
Slips into shadows
In order for us to go on
Shame is the word that comes to mind
Who wouldn’t say the same

The event at Hiroshima
Not so very long ago
We proved we could do it
Now what do we say


August 7, 2014

7 comments:

Susan said...

Your last two lines nail it, and I love how you get there through the ways we talk about things then and now,

Sumana Roy said...

perfect and exact words to describe something that's beyond atrocity....yes "We proved we could do it / Now what do we say"....

Moonie said...

No words can be said - they would be empty and shallow. I like the hush that hovers over this poem.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I wonder how the men who developed the bombs - and those who detonated them - lived the rest of their lives. Did they sleep at night? tell themselves "it had to be done"? Well written, Annell. Those on the receiving end would certainly say differently.

Jae Rose said...

What a wonderfully composed piece...and end question...the silent reply screamed beyond reading

Myrna R. said...

I like the repetition here. It makes the poem hard, the way it should be with a topic like this. The questions are piercing. Good write.

G L Meisner said...

Very important questions.