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Hiroshima seventy six years since August 6th 1945

Hiroshima – seventy six years since August 6th, 1945 Once again, I take momentary pause to contemplate horrific event regarding unleashing atomic warfare activating nuclear brinkmanship, hence time to trot out a poem written initially some years ago courtesy yours truly. Robert Oppenheimer manned "The Manhattan Project",  a top secret World War II mission                    which constituted "Little Boy" codename for a uranium gun-type atomic bomb dropped at 0815 exploding 580 metres above civilians with 15 kiloton blast yield reduced 400 year old city to dust Colonel Paul Tibbets, the pilot/ bombardier of the Enola Gay, (the Boeing B-29 Superfortress unleashing nuclear warfare seventy six years ago today) gives cause for this baby boomer to revisit mentally, the annihilation, extermination, incineration the first of two storied Japanese enclaves realizes how trifling my current bout with mania paranoia, pneumonia (from northern exposure) contrasted with sinister thermonuclear reaction malevolent evil tower ushering thermonuclear age epitomizing coup de nada so graceful means maximum military mutilation though unwell, this inflammation poised to be cured unlike subsequent generations of victims who survived atrocious, egregious, hellacious, judicious slaughter can only poorly be described by this mortal with curable bacterial/viral infection aghast at such wanton killing, more-so via weapons of mass destruction more devastatingly grisly than those "experimental" bombs loosed upon the innocent population, whereby 75,000 people killed or fatally injured with 65% of casualties nine years of age and younger whence offspring of survivors evincing excess genetic anomalies  with fiery windy surface (think towering infernos) temperatures topping 4,000°C  upon terrain hallowed by ghastly horrible deathly dominance amidst shadow of sinister mushroom cloud wickedly, ominously, and eerily looming.

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Date: 8/6/2021 8:04:00 AM
I agree. I live in New Mexico, and like it or not, we share the burden of this terrible nightmare. Please read my poem, "Awakening" on the same subject. Thank you for voicing your opinion in poetry.
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