Take Three Gifts on Your Journey
POETRY FORMAT, 9 May 2016
The word is out.
You will visit Hiroshima in May.
In Hiroshima, nuclear weapons become real.
The possibility of destroying civilization
Visiting Hiroshima is an opportunity to lead the way back
from the brink.
Take three gifts to the world on your journey: your courage,
your humanity, and a proposal to end the insanity.
Offer to convene the nuclear nine to negotiate a treaty
to eliminate nuclear weapons.
Set the world back on course.
Do it for the survivors.
And for children everywhere.
David Krieger is President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment. He has a new collection of poems entitled Wake Up. For more visit the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation website: www.wagingpeace.org.
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