The Splitting Of Atoms

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The final seconds after a nuclear explosion

Submitted: July 17, 2017

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There it was, the deafening crack

 

The unholy force of nuclear fission

 

The splitting of atoms, creating forces too strong to be understood 

 

We sat together and watched the mushroom cloud dance into the sky

 

Even from many kilometres away, we felt the incredible heat, it seared our flesh slowly 

 

To think, we all die because of the actions of stupid and selfish men

 

Who hunger only for power, to be the strongest in a world of strong people 

 

The earth rattles and quakes, the planet is weeping and suffers for our petulance 

 

The light was incredible, my vision was slowly enveloped in white 

 

I grabbed her hand and squeezed it hard, in a final attempt to express my love

 

Since the explosion had destroyed our hearing 

 

Our hands clenched, we waited for the shockwave to hit us 

 

And decimate us, reducing us down to nothing but dust 

 

We pay the ultimate price for another man's war 

 

A war we did not deserve 

 

I sensed a deep grumble in the ground

 

The earth was no longer weeping, it was hysterical with pain

 

At this point, I wasn't sure if  I was still alive 

 

There was so sound, just empty whiteness 

 

But then for a split second, I felt an intense and ripping pain, as my body was shredded into pieces 

 

The last thing  I remember was feeling her hand fly out of my own

 

And the tearing of my own cells

 

 


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