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Below is the poem entitled Atrocity which was written by poet John Beam. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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 Landscape of Hiroshima about eight-thirty a.m.                                                               After the death angel Enola Gay turns away                                                                 she gave birth to the little boy as fiery rolling smoke starts clearing                             Etched upon a wall a boy and girl playing with a ball                                                          Those there could not see it for their eyes were melted                                                      A city meshed with death blood iron and rock                                                                    A three year old boy partially dripping skin cry’s for mom                                                   But a twelve year old girl looks unharmed but within days                                         Poisoned by death’s light she withers away                                                                    As you pull back from this horrific seen                                                                            It only magnifies for a hundred thousand plus                                                                   Stench smoldering flesh mingled with everything                                                          The land of sun lays beneath a blanket of death                                                                A city leveled by little boys fierce foul breath                                                                 And then aftermath for years later                                                                             Countless children die or are born defective   

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  1. Date: 4/9/2014 9:57:00 PM

    Beam Avatar John Beam
    Date: 4/10/2014 11:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Skat good idea for contest and there are some deeply sad landscapes out there.
  1. Date: 3/19/2014 5:02:00 PM
    A powerful poem for an extremely sad and unnecessary experience.

    Beam Avatar John Beam
    Date: 3/19/2014 7:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes It was and I meet a man, who went to help clean up aftermath, extremely sad.