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A Blast Over Nagasaki

The B-29 superfortress took off at 3: 47 A.M.
from the island of Tinian,
an American airbase in the Pacific Ocean.
It was August 9,1945, a Thursday.

The giant airplane was named Bockscar.
Piloted by Major Charles W. Sweeney,
it carried in its payload a big and heavy weapon,
an egg-shaped atomic bomb with plutonium core.
Codenamed "Fat Man", it weighed 4,700 kg.
Painted mustard yellow,
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Saturday, August 8, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: history,tragedy,warfare
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COMMENTS
Shoshi 04 October 2020
My granddaughter was born August 9th of this year
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Leeann Azzopardi 09 August 2020
we should be still aware of the bomb's strength This poem has done showing it Bravo!
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Deluke Muwanigwa 09 August 2020
Thanks for the history lesson. This poem needs to published every August lest we forget. Man to man is so unjust. What if we had furthered scientific research especially space exploration instead of incinerating ourselves. We can kill human beings but we cant kill the human spirit. Touche to all.
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Douglas Scotney 08 August 2020
a very worthwhile entry into poetry
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