life asserting

Oleanders
           life asserting
 
           * * *
Conflagration___
Hiroshima Nagasaki
Peace bloom forever
           * * *
 
The Little Boy flew
Hitchhiked inside Enola Gay
The Fat Man flew
Sat in the bowels of Bockscar
Across the Pacific from a tiny island
Clear morn the “broad island” Hiroshima
Over the cloudy long cape port Nagasaki
Quiet sleeping small fishing towns for ages
Turned imperial arms makers suppliers
 
Three mornings apart peace sister cities now
Atom pregnant mushrooms free fall from B-29s
Sprouted black red clouds short lived yet
Had ingrained in the soul of the Rising Sun
Forever in the heart where the imperial sword
Wielded swift guillotine-like decapitations
Of the defiant hostile unbowing war subjects
Of a Mickey Mouse beholden disnified Emperor
Abundant benevolence Demigod Hirohito
 
The Imperial sword sheathed at last
Face strained the Rising Sun bowed
Onto the laps of the victors the spoils
Peace and a token peninsula a misty hermit state
Once the comfort bedroom of the harakiris
A respite nook where the rays of the red sun
Softly brushing the pastel pink cheek shores
A summer kigo offering for a winter haiku musings
 
This the Land of the Morning Calm
Centuries of glorious cultural past
Proud religious people now a divided land
Looming over a dark shadow a mushroom cloud
A different specie puffball hundredfold fiery and toxic
 
Let Little Boys and Fat Men rest in peace forever
Not again a fireball like in Hiroshima - Nagasaki
Leave the peace be... let life assert...ever  flourish
Let oleanders forever be blooming... undisturbed
 
                              * * *
(C) NDR8.21.2017 (Moon covers the Sun totally today!)
Photo: VVanGogh’s Oleander, credit Met online
Video: USS Indianapolis found recently after 72 years in the bottom of the Philippines Sea.
            The WWII warship carried parts of Little Boy and Fat Man, a crucial voyage towards
            peace. Video is 5 min long.

Amidst all the craziness and idiotic rhetoric of today's display and threats of "life/specie ending" weaponry we call nukes or mushrooms this poem "puffed" out of my head hoping that all the mushrooms we get are nothing less than the ones that spread affirming life, enduring and loving life, welcoming life in peace. Like the desert rose oleander, an age old sun loving flowering plant.
Photo is Vincent Van Gogh's Oleander he called "life affirming flowers".

  • 0
  • 0
  •  
  •  
Login to comment...
Email

Other works by Nelson D Reyes...