Radiating Hope and Despair

June 14, 2011
By UnsolvedRubiksCube BRONZE, Orlando, Florida
UnsolvedRubiksCube BRONZE, Orlando, Florida
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Shadows dance upon the dilapidated walls.
Buildings gradually mold, crumble and fall.
Only rubble remains where children once played.
Now shades of black and grey ooze feelings of decay.

Outside of this lost city civilization bustles on.
Inside Pripyat the residents have long been gone.
Centuries have passed without a single sound.
Radiation permeates through the air and ground.

Now history has repeated itself once again.
We must ally whether we are foe or friend.
Already the people of the rising sun have departed.
The world continues on heavy hearted.

The author's comments:
On March 11th, 2011 the world watched horrified as an earthquake and tsunami struck Japan. Aid rushed in immediately, but now three months later danger still remains. This danger is nuclear radiation. Nuclear radiation is not a new threat. In 1986 Pripyat in Ukraine had to evacuate its residents because of radiation. Today Pripyat is considered to be a ghost town.

This poem was inspired by the pictures taken of Pripyat and Japan. Our hearts and prayers go out to these courageous people.

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on Jul. 4 2011 at 9:26 pm
taylor.nichole SILVER, Bakersfield, California
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Favorite Quote:
I restore myself when I'm alone -Maralin Monroe
iv'e always been misrepresented. You know, I could dress in a clown costume and laugh with the happy people but they'd still say i'm a dark personality. - Tim Burton

this poem is amazing and heart touching. keep it up.

sakina GOLD said...
on Jul. 3 2011 at 11:27 pm
sakina GOLD, Chennai, Other
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Favorite Quote:
A negative thinker See's a difficulty in every opportunity but a positive thinker sees an opportunity in every difficulty. So always think positive and u'll surely B successful in LIFE.
-Hazrat Ali (A.S)

Ur poem is truely amazing...!Very heartrending..:(


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