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Budger of history Brake of time You Bomb
Toy of universe Grandest of all snatched sky I cannot hate you
Do I hate the mischievous thunderbolt the jawbone of an ass
The bumpy club of One Million B.C. the mace the flail the axe
Catapult Da Vinci tomahawk Cochise flintlock Kidd dagger Rathbone
Ah and the sad desparate gun of Verlaine Pushkin Dillinger Bogart
And hath not St. Michael a burning sword St. George a lance David a sling
Bomb you are as cruel as man makes you and you're no crueller than cancer
All Man hates you they'd rather die by car-crash lightning drowning
Falling off a roof electric-chair heart-attack old age old age O Bomb

They'd rather die by anything but you Death's finger is free-lance
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Theresa Haffner 03 February 2013

excellently expanding the boundaries of what is and what is not poetry. reminiscent of john cage's ' 4'33 '. kudo's. i did not know of this poem. it must become famous ion the annals of poetry. very beat.

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Roger Parry 06 June 2009

This poem is invisible; why would that be?

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Kaye Cee 27 July 2008

The most frightening poem ever written. It reminds me of 'Dr. Strangelove', the movie.

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Robert Rorabeck 17 February 2005

this is not the poem, putter head- Bomb is probably the best poem ever yet it is not here and I'm not yet 27 no matter what the machine says

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