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A Monster Named Little Boy

Rating: 4.6

Right in the middle of bulging war zone
A monster was baptised as ‘Little Boy'
Weighing 9700 Pound or 5 tons apprx.
Was 10 feet tall with 28 inches diameter
Was flown to the land of the rising sun
To create worst ever nightmare of 20th century
When it was dropped over the town of Hiroshima
(The largest town on Honshi Island in Japan)
It caused the first ever Atom Bomb massacre
Killing 80000 men, women and children and

Destroying everything within 4 sq miles instantly
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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: cruelty,disaster,holocaust,japan,revenge,war,war memories,world war ii
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
The poem is dedicated to the memory of those innocent people- men, women and children- who were killed in Japanese towns of Hiroshima and Nagasaki when two deadly atom bombs were dropped there on August 6 and August 9,1945 respectively towards the end of World War II which changed the course of history of mankind and it's approach to warfare for ever.
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Jagdish Singh Ramana 26 December 2020

Commendable commentary on the nuclear attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Beautifully personified. Duniya thakati nhiñ badkari se- Afsos!

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Jagdish Singh Ramana 26 December 2020

Commendable commentary on the incedent

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Anjandev Roy 22 July 2019

Very well expressed. Thank u dear poet.anjandev roy.

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Rajnish Manga 22 July 2019

I'm extremely pleased to receive a positive feedback, dear sir.

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Mahtab Bangalee 20 July 2019

the little boy but monster destroyer! ! ! ! great poetic expression

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Rajnish Manga 21 July 2019

Thanks, Mahtab sahab, for your kind visit and appreciation.

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Adeeb Alfateh 20 July 2019

Destroying everything within 4 sq miles instantly Thousands suffered the ill effects of radiation. On the occasion of 73rd anniversary of bombing This humble tribute is penned on 6th Aug.2018 .....\\GREAT WRITE great 10++++++++++++++++++++

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Rajnish Manga 21 July 2019

I feel glad that you read this poem and appreciated the same. Thanks for your kind words, Dear Friend.

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Bri Edwards 20 July 2019

i've left comments in four sections. i hope they all show up. bri ;)

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Rajnish Manga 21 July 2019

I've read this fine review running into four sections and feel grateful for putting up info which each one of us should know before forming an opinion about the issue under reference. Since you have read it very closely, you must have noticed that I have never used the name of a country as attacker (though, howsoever obvious) . The number of people who died in Hiroshima soon after the attack was shown and it was only illustrative.

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Rajnish Manga 21 July 2019

Just around that time even Japan, Germany and USSR were also at the verge of developing nuclear devices. It was only a matter of time as to which side could use it first. So, it is not fair to blame any country but the purpose was to highlight the damage that WMD are capable of inflicting. I didn't mean to hurt the sentiments of my respectable friends.

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Bri Edwards 20 July 2019

4 - Let's not forget that the U.S. helped to restore Japan after the surrender, according to some. Weapons are used by people; the bomb was not a monster (in my opinion) . My Japanese wife's mom left Nagasaki (I believe) before the second bomb was dropped) . The U.S. helped feed my wife when she was a kid in grade school in the 1950s. bri :)

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Bri Edwards 20 July 2019

3 - A few statistics do NOT tell the whole story. For some countries during WW2, more civilians were killed than military members. Does Japan not have some responsibility for its aggression in China and at Pearl Harbor? ? Some have said that the dropping of " Little Boy" and " Fat Man" on Japan saved more military & civilian lives for Japan and the " Allies" /U.S., as it caused Japan to surrender.

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bri edwards 20 July 2019

2 - AND: " Casualties in selected U.S. divisions. The total dead or missing were 41,592 for all U.S. Army ground troops in the Pacific and southeast Asia, with another 145,706 wounded. The Marine Corps and attached Navy corpsmen suffered total casualties of 23,160 killed or missing and 67,199 wounded."

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bri edwards 20 July 2019

1 - what do i believe? Poem? or Wikipedia? ? " The bombs immediately devastated their targets. Over the next two to four months, the acute effects of the atomic bombings killed between 90,000 and 146,000 people in Hiroshima and 39,000 and 80,000 people in Nagasaki; roughly half of the deaths in each city occurred on the first day."

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