The Bombings

January 4, 2013
By FreelanceGirl BRONZE, Gresham, Oregon
FreelanceGirl BRONZE, Gresham, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.
-Jim Elliot


I am Japanese

I am American.
The islands are my homeland.

The states are my home.
We were angry, we fought.

We were wounded, we went to war.
Many of our own died at the hands of the Americans.

Too many of my friends, my comrades, were killed.
It was the Americans that did it.

The Japanese pushed us to it.
See reason, America – let us be.

If you saw things our way, Japan, it would end.
We fear attack.

Fat Man, Little Boy – both ready to fight.
Our government will not back down.

Even now, we prepare.
If they did, would we have peace?

It is the only way to have peace.
A shadow looms over Japan.

The shade of the men touches Japan, even now.
Vengeance will be given, we can feel it.

In the boys we will be made even.
A warning sounds through our homes.

The plane engines whirr violently in our minds.
Hide, run.

Three, two . . .
It’s over.

One.


The author's comments:
Part of my multi-genre paper for English class. It is from two points of view - Japanese (italic) and American (normal). It is about the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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