~ The Dropping of the Bomb ~

Through space and through time,

Man invented the Bomb.

With technology at a prime,

it wasn’t very long

before the Bomb became a symbol,

of war and devastation.

And through minds so very nimble,

bombs spread through every nation.

The inner threads of circuitry

became more and more complex.

Soon, there were many factories

giving bombs their “special effects.”

The speed with which these monsters grew

was maddening, to say the least.

Man began to wonder,

what he would do

if he lost control of the Beast.

What would happen to all of the lands

if the button got pushed one day?

Or what if it fell into enemy hands

who didn’t know how to play?

For, you see, to those in power,

It is a serious, but deadly game.

To see who has the biggest launch-tower;

the “winner” gets fortune and fame.

So we build more arms to protect us

from our own demented creation.

A statement of greed and distrust,

to see who is the strongest nation.

Building weapons doesn’t make us strong!

It’s the unity of a People’s mind!

This is something so simple

that we’ve known all along.

Since the beginning of space and time.

If we keep going at this rate,

you can bet that it won’t be long

before we seal our own Fate

with the dropping of the Bomb…

~C.L.R.~ © 2003

* * * Note:

This poem is meant to make you think about the harsh reality of nuclear weapons. As a child of the 80’s, I grew up with the threat/concept/idea of nuclear war. I only hope the generations to follow will not have to deal with the reality or aftermath of such a war.


About dragonkatet

Regarding the blog name, Dragon’s Dreams ~ The name comes from my love-affairs with both Dragons and Dreams (capital Ds). It’s another extension of who I am, a facet for expression; a place and way to reach other like-minded, creative individuals. I post poetry and images that fascinate or move me, because that’s my favorite way to view the world. I post about things important to me and the world in which we live, try to champion extra important political, societal and environmental issues, etc. Sometimes I wax philosophical, because it’s also a place where I always seem to learn about myself, too, by interacting with some of the brightest minds, souls and hearts out there. It’s all about ‘connection(s)’ and I don’t mean “net-working” with people for personal gain, but rather, the expansion of the 4 L’s: Light, Love, Laughter, Learning.
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