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A Blast Over Hiroshima

The four-engined B-29 heavy bomber took off at 2: 45 A.M.
from Tinian Island, a US military base in the Pacific Ocean.
It was a Monday, August 6,1945.
Piloted by Colonel Paul W. Tibbets Jr., the Superfortress
soared into the skies with a crew of eleven aviators.
It flew in the dense darkness towards Japan
on a top secret bombing mission.

Shortly before the flight the colonel arranged to paint
on the fuselage of the aircraft the name of his mother, Enola Bay.
The aircraft carried a horrible explosive of mass destruction
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Thursday, August 13, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: survival,war
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Gayathri B. Seetharam 13 August 2020
Dear Paul Hartel, it is a simply beautiful poem and although it is about a tragedy, you have made it seem like a poem about hope and new tomorrows.
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