Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

Nuclear Reactors - Poem by Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

A ball at the center of the foot ball field,
The nucleus of the atom stands still,
Though positively charged protons are around,
These are held together with the neutral force,

The neutrally charged neutrons play a great roll,
To bind the particles those carry the same name tag,
The oppositely charged electrons circle around the nucleons,
In pair and alone to play the game of bonding soon,

Number of protons baptizes the elements to have the names,
The number can be changed during fission and fusion reactions,
Huge amount of alpha, beta and gamma rays escape in the reactors,
Our homes are lighted up in tune with the progress of our factories.

The future energy is hidden in the uranium 235,
That has the half life period of 740 million years,
The radioactive elements are here, since the earth was born,
But known to us through Marie and Curie, the intellectuals,

We have known these elements for the past one hundred years,
But burned the fossil fuel to create the green house gases fear,
Nuclear reactors are the only option to secure the clean energy,
Let us trust the Gods and start our reactors to seek the wealth.

The French have it and the British buy it,
the German have it and they use it,
the Americans and the Russians have it,
and the citizens of the world should have it.

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Comments about Nuclear Reactors by Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (6/25/2013 8:37:00 AM)

    Beautiful lesson in nuclear energy. There may be dangers but nuclear energy is safer than any other form of energy.
    Number of protons baptizes the elements to have the names - Nicely put.
    Nice to bring science into poetry.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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