(In Memory of the ashes of Hiroshima and Nagasaki) A dream beneath my dreams
woke me up now to categorize
the top news event of the 20th century
witnessed by the Earth
No doubt, the ashes of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
tell the horrifying tale
of human sufferings
burnt in the wide open hearth !
Atomic bombs dropped on these two cities in 1945
created the havoc of destruction
and death of the fellow mankind
Within the twinkling of an eye,
a civilization was totally vanished,
with innocent millions that does boggle my mind !
Just the night before,
moistures from the sea winds soaked these cities,
to keep them cool from the blazing morning sun
While the massive structures and buildings,
occupied by the dwellers,
were watching the moon and stars, simply for fun !
Waves from the nearby sea were roaring,
and pleasing the millions busy
with their solemn rituals to earn their daily bread
But, suddenly the huge fireballs crushing
through the surroundings leveled the ground,
and ashes buried the human thread !
The hapless millions disappeared from the Earth,
along with the stones and gravel
that built the civilization at that time
While the bitter memories haunt to smell
the burnt flesh and structures,
and hear the echoes through the winds' chime !
Radiation from the chemicals still keeps on destroying
the genealogical balance
of the survivors followed by the fear
Today, even after fifty years, the sad tales of the ashes
are still vivid around the world,
and drenches our eyes to tear !
With the passage of time,
the questions that I ask myself today,
focus on the "so called" civilization now
About the lessons that we have learnt
through the rubbles and ashes
are not enough to take the sacred vow ?
The "superpowers" are the true power mongers
to spread the deaf forces of money
and dominate the rest
While the exploitations still continue
in developing nations,
and the world is threatened with nuclear test !
Well, I can see the days of "double standards" prevail
in some form or manner,
ignoring the lessons from the past
At times, I wonder about the necessity
of existence on our Earth
as a proud human being which may not really last !
The ashes from the mistakes of our own still do not teach
the horrible consequence
buried in the piles of the history lane
But the time is ripe now to weave threads of emotions
followed by feelings of brotherhood
before we drive us to insane !
Let us think about freeing the mankind
from the grips of superpower
and allow the unaccounted emotions to flow
For the benefit of the globe and human beings,
irrespective of dwellings or nations,
with birthday candles to blow !
Let the ashes of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
be a constant reminder
of misinterpretation of the definition of beloved mankind
And pave the way through this turning point
to promote harmony with beauty
and bring eternal peace from anywhere we can find !!