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The Birth

September 3, 2014
By AugustSummerFling PLATINUM, Mylapore, Chennai, Other
AugustSummerFling PLATINUM, Mylapore, Chennai, Other
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Favorite Quote:
'For you, a thousand times over.' - Hassan, The Kite Runner

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.

She soars high

in the copper sky

with stellar wings of silver,

looming over the earth.

Her ghastly womb rattles,

and her piercing screeches resonate

as she slowly dives,

giving birth to her Little Boy,

swaddled in grey mushroom clouds.


And his cry echoed through time and flesh

as the city burned to feed his fire.

The author's comments:

Inspired by the movie 'Grave of the firefly'. The poem talks about the Hiroshima bombing in 1945.

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