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Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

Westport New Zealand
Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)
Westport New Zealand
Thursday, July 29, 2010

Black Rain: From Hiroshima To Nagasaki Comments

Rating: 5.0
We dropped the Bomb
though we apologized.
Said we’re sorry
in solid cold cash.

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Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)
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Spiritual Seeker 12 August 2011
Slowly I went through the words....'In a world without rule and ethics, it is darkness...no sunlight, even the rain is dark! ' Do we correct many wrongs with another bigger wrong? There is rule of law in peace and even in war! Killing woman, children, the weak and old people..animals and nature is certainly wrong, whichever sides did it. In the case of Japan, it was already very weak..and loosing, but then someone wanted to 'test a new weapon' on another. Good poem...important message for people in power!
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Ebi Robert 11 August 2011
Really a tough poem but i i thread it still.......................
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Eric Cockrell 10 August 2011
we falsely believe that we have the right to command life and death... all of life is sacred... violence doesnt solve problems, it creates them! good poem!
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William King 10 August 2011
So, we bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It was all for the greater good. I saw nothing in the poem about Pearl Harbor and the surprise bombings done there. I saw nothing of the POW camps that held American soldiers hostage, nor did I read of the oppression of the Japanese on their own people here. I did see kamakazi, and how America agreed to not be stupid and waste war planes in suicide attempts. Sure, we bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki; we also took Japanese Americans hostage during WWII, but all in retalliation of an attack that should not have been aimed towards us. It seems your poem is one sided and blindly shows only the devastating effects war caused for Hiroshima and Nagasaki. America's neutrality was tested. We just fired back.
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Hans Vr 09 August 2011
Dear Terence, Thanks for inviting to read this poem. Human barbarism exposed for generations to come to remember. I hope this poem becomes compulsory reading in many schools. Why now, more than 60 years later, we are still bombing? Why now, more than 60 years later we see still so many grueling, chilling images of voluntary destruction? Why now, more than 60 years after the summit of human barbarism, we have not become a bit less barbaric? I truly don't know why. Greed? Stupidity? Hatred? ....? ? ? And yet, I have to admit that I am hopeful, hopeful for the future. We have also so many examples of the other extremes and we have to keep writing about the other extremes as well and put them in the children's curriculums in school. Ghandi was showing us how to wage a war on the highest plane of non-violence (I just wrote a poem, blissful paradox, if you have time, please read) . Martin Luther King Junior another bright star in the night fought and won on the high plane of non-violence. Mother Theresa, Doctor Albert Schweizer and my favorite author, RW Emerson. We cannot forget all these fantastic persons. Why not all children learn the prayer of Francis From Assisi, supreme wisdom at its very best. Yes, Terence, we have to remind the world on how barbaric and disgusting human greed can descend into the deepest, lowest, darkest moments of history and equally we have to keep the supreme examples of unconditional love alive and multiplying. Wow, your poem provoked so many thoughts in me, I love poems that do that. Thanks again and best regards Hans
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Juan Olivarez 24 March 2011
This poem is painful to read, maybe because you did not sugarcoat it at all it states the fact better than any politician ever could.
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Dwi Utami 08 August 2010
oh my God very great poem. This incident was very painful and sadness and all of us sad to japan but you creat this poem and we remember him as the past incident+10
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