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This poem now needs correcting, to 60 years. -vmjc 5 August 2005

Hiroshima – 50 Years

by Mordechai Vanunu

Hiroshima, Hiroshima.
My beloved Hiroshima ,Your sons ,daughters ,elders ,wives.
Blew, radiated, with an Atomic Bomb.
A radioactive cloud consumed, rubbed ,out Hiroshima.
Hiroshima, Hiroshima.
For a live nuclear test sentenced you.
A nuclear laboratory of children, women ,trees ,animals.
In and under nuclear mushroom live burning.
Burned, flattened to ground radioactive ash- Hiroshima.

Hiroshima ,Hiroshima.
Nuclear weapons gamblers win against you.
A U.S. revenge for Pearl Harbour.
Hiro-shima Japan Heroism is the target.
Wipe out, rain ,Hiro - Hero- shima - Truman.
Hiroshima, Hero- shima.
Japan and U.S. betrayed you Hero Hiroshima.
Silence ,forget, Hiroshima Atomic tragedy.
Japan sacrifices your holocaust on the Yen altar.
Hollywood doesn't know you - you are not a Jewish Holocaust.
Hiroshima, Hiroshima.
Anti-nuclear weapons campaigners adopting you.
Orphans. Heritage of Hiroshima our heroes,
Carry, preach ,the memory ,message of Hiroshima.
To the future ages ,to end nuclear gamblers.
Beginning and end of nuclear weapons. Hiroshima. Hero.
Hiroshima. Hero. Hero. Hero.

Vanunu Mordechai j c.
From Ashkelon prison 1995.
Presented at the exhibition Hiroshima Sans Amour

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