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Remembering Hiroshima: A Poem by Daniel Berrigan

In Environment, Nonviolence, Nuclear Guardianship, Peace, Poetry on August 7, 2013 at 2:08 am

Shadow on the Rock

 

At Hiroshima there’s a museum

and outside that museum there’s a rock,

and on that rock there’s a shadow.

That shadow is all that remains

of the human being who stood there on

August 6, 1945

when the nuclear age began.

In the most real sense of the word,

that is the choice before us.

We shall either end war and the nuclear arms

race in this generation,

or we will become  Shadows on the rock.

— Daniel Berrigan, S. J.

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