A Time to Remember

Hiroshima Peace Memorial .jpg

Tuesday, August 6th is the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. People gather at the Peace Memorial to remember, to mourn, and to call for peace. Revenge is never sweet. The killing of innocent women and children puts their blood on our hands. Desperation often ends in disaster, whether individually or nationally. We must find a way to live and love in more peaceful ways.

Shell reminds us all

Silent echos still cry out

Who will call for peace?

Photo: Hiroshima Peace Memorial – Bing Photo

Frank Tassone hosts Haibun Monday at d’Verse Poets Pub. He asked us to write a remembrance of the destruction of Hiroshima for the anniversary tomorrow.

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23 thoughts on “A Time to Remember

  1. “Who will call for peace?”
    Good question. Since 1945 how many bombs has the US dropped in how many wars? Not that the US is alone in the championship, half the world is at it, but generally, as a way to peace, bomb dropping seems like a strange idea. I wish I could see an end to this way of problem solving.

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  2. It was not long ago, on our trip to China, South Korea and Japan, that we stood silently in front of this “atomic dome” as it is now called. We stood in horror and in silence. And then we walked through the Peace Garden and the Peace Museum. We stood where the flame continually burns within the monument there…and will remain lit until their is world peace. I fear it is an “eternal flame” …. but we must hope.

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