Posted by: Ron DuBour | August 8, 2017

Wish I had died ~by Nutan Sarawagi


Inspired by Manuelle Augustine
I dedicate this poem to the children who died in Hiroshima and to all those children who face suffering and death in the war of hate everyday .

Remembering …August 6 , 1945 , Hiroshima

 

Wish I had died
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I was the child in my mothers womb
in that early morning light
It was so scary as bombs dropped beside me
it was a night
in which I was meant to die
it was my night
My mother cried holding me
trying to save our life
but she was worn
in me lay her tattered life
as she escaped in that deadly hour
when every life cried
save me save me I am but your life
as people scurried burnt to death in them even death cried
give me a life to live in me don’t be the death of my life
as bodies lay strewn in tears crying open their eyes
hold me dear I cry in you life
don’t take away my life

I live in that day its nightmare to be
I am that dead life I was born on that day
when Hiroshima died
pick me up in me let me be that retarded life
that still lives in you I am but a part of that life
that still awakes crying in the night
be that life that lived in me in that scary night
I am that life taken away from you
in you to live my life retarded in that life
I live in my retarded mind to talk to me in my mothers life
that day when those dastardly bombs dropped on me taking away my mind
but in my emotions I still live
counting the minutes to my life
I wish I wasn’t born on that day they would have taken my life
I lie still as death staring away on that day
when they took my life
in my mind recalling that night in which lay my life
dead as the deadly night
kill me
as I call to that day
kill me in my life
I don’t want to be
your life

Copyright: Nutan Sarawagi 2017


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