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70 years ago… in Hiroshima…

70 years ago… in Hiroshima…

70 years ago… in Hiroshima…

 

70 years ago, a 6 August 1945, the United States launched a nuclear attack on the city of Hiroshima.

 

 

 

The United States launched an other atomic attack on the city of Nagasaki, located 400 km from Hiroshima on August 9 of that year.

 

Before and after...

Before and after…

 

It is estimated between 129,000 and 246,000 lives lost because of these two bombings.

 

Nazim Hikmet, great Turkish poet wrote a poem showing the face of merciless war:

 

Nazım Hikmet

Nazım Hikmet

I Come and Stand at Every Door (1956)

 

I come and stand at every door
But no one hears my silent tread
I knock and yet remain unseen
For I am dead, for I am dead.

 

I’m only seven although I died
In Hiroshima long ago
I’m seven now as I was then
When children die they do not grow.

 

My hair was scorched by swirling flame
My eyes grew dim, my eyes grew blind
Death came and turned my bones to dust
And that was scattered by the wind.

 

I need no fruit, I need no rice
I need no sweet, nor even bread
I ask for nothing for myself
For I am dead, for I am dead.

 

All that I ask is that for peace
You fight today, you fight today
So that the children of this world
May live and grow and laugh and play.
Nazım Hikmet

 

Bizim Anadolu / August 6, 2015

 

 

 

 

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