The Sixth of August

Haiku for remembering

In Hiroshima,
and also Nagasaki,
people paid the price.

A pair of cities
were reckoned expendable;
and their citizens.

Death poured from the sky
in order to stop the war:
women, children, men.


© Ken Rookes 2017

Other poems for Hiroshima Day can be found in the archive for August in other years


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