krishnakumar chandrasekar nair

(1964 and doing pretty good.. / Thiruvalla, Kerala)

Never Again, Please..Never Again


Hiroshima happened, Nagasaki happened
No lessons were learnt, no one remembers
How very beautiful crystal clear mornings
Of singing birds, rosy cheeked schoolkids
Grand pa’s on gentle rocking chairs
Grand ma’s sewing woolly sweaters
Were all suddenly so transformed
By the Devils gift of Plutonium

Today we all have our nuclear eggs
Each kept warm by headless chickens
Each worth a hundred Hiroshimas
Fission eggs to fusion eggs
And the doctrine of “omelette” deterrence

But it can happen one fine day
A crazy dictator or a computer mistake
One egg gets airborne in an devious arc
And then you can hear the devils grating laugh

One city will meet the heat of a thousand suns
And the retaliation will be swift and fast
And as once God said, “Let there be light”

He will now say, “Let the fire works begin”!

Galaxies across aliens will watch
The birth of a brand new burning star
Little knowing the intelligence and science that brought
Destruction of a planet and God’s gamble lost

Submitted: Monday, November 18, 2013
Edited: Monday, November 18, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

We are all on this planet on a brief picnic and it is our duty to ensure we cause minimum pollution during our stay here.We must invest in technologies for peace where all can see eye to eye and embrace in true love as brothers and sisters.As they say we have known only one beautiful planet in this vast cosmos that is habitable. Let us not cheat future generations of their right to live here.

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  • Rookie - 7 Points Fiona Schwartzinoff (12/19/2013 8:03:00 PM)

    I too am annoyed by war, by science used to harm humanity. Einstein warned us of this, you know. He must hate looking down at all the horrible fear his discoveries in science have caused. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 7 Points Anita Sehgal (11/24/2013 11:11:00 AM)

    very touching.. so much suffering can be caused by a single act of megalomaniac.. pain is heart rending (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,759 Points Valsa George (11/18/2013 7:52:00 PM)

    Killing thousands and maiming yet hundreds of thousands, Hiroshima and Nagazaki still continue as seething volcanoes! With much more powerful lethal weapons at our arsenals, the world can be obliterated in a matter of few hours or even seconds!
    Will anyone of us be left on Earth to write even an elegy, I wonder! (just a comic relief) Enjoyed the poem as well as the notes! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,495 Points * Sunprincess * (11/18/2013 7:21:00 PM)

    my mother always said the world would end in fire and brimstone..
    your poem seems to agree with her...it would be nice if we all lived
    together as one big happy family, but it seems like it is never going
    to happen...thanks for sharing this thought - provoking write :) (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,178 Points Lorraine Colon (11/18/2013 10:54:00 AM)

    What disturbing words; yet, they could very well come to pass. I hope you are utterly wrong. Einstein said that God doesn't roll dice (He doesn't gamble) I wonder..... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,793 Points Savita Tyagi (11/18/2013 10:45:00 AM)

    Great poem. Hope and pray your words are heard by those who have their hands on those buttons. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 37 Points Queeny Gona (11/18/2013 9:45:00 AM)

    Mind blowing and awareness stirring poem dear Sir! Hats off to such message oriented read! (Report) Reply

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