Another Hiroshima Day Has Passed
POETRY FORMAT, 3 Sep 2018
And there are still nuclear weapons in the world.
They are still on hair-trigger alert, weapons
with no concern for you or me or anyone.
They are weapons with steel hearts.
There is no bargaining with them.
They have nothing to say or perhaps
they speak in another language.
They do not speak our language.
They have only one battle plan
and that is utter destruction.
They have no respect for the laws of war
or any laws, even those of nature.
Another Hiroshima Day has passed
and the shadow of the bomb still darkens
the forests of our dreams.
David Krieger is founder and president of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, and a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment. Amongst several of his wide-spanning leadership endeavors in global peacebuilding, he is a founder and a member of the Global Council of Abolition 2000, councilor on the World Future Council, and is the chair of the Executive Committee of the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility. Dr. Krieger is the author of many books and studies of peace in the Nuclear Age. He has written or edited more than 20 books and hundreds of articles and book chapters. He is a recipient of several awards and honors, including the OMNI Center for Peace, Justice and Ecology Peace Writing Award for Poetry (2010). He has a new collection of poems entitled Wake Up. For more visit the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation website: www.wagingpeace.org.
This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 3 Sep 2018.
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