Remember Ground Zero

To remember, is not to forget.  The place in Hiroshima, ground zero.  The place in Nagasaki, ground zero.  Sometimes referred to as the hypocenter.  The place where the bomb lands.

For Hiroshima, the hypocenter of the attack was Shima Hospital, 800 feet away from the intended aiming point at Aioi Bridge.  Now there are smarter bombs.  Are any more deadly?

unleashed on the world

weapons of mass destruction

will it ever end

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Remember Ground Zero

On a Thousand Hills

from Psalm 50

 

God said

every animal of the forest is mine

the cattle on a thousand hills

I know every bird in the mountains

insects in the fields are mine

 

While walking

Jesus looked beyond men

landscape freckled with many animals

sheep and cattle

were His

 

 

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dVerse prompt for quadrille with the word freckle

 

 

 

 

On a Thousand Hills

Woman in the Moon

Last night I dreamt I was the moon and I was the woman in the moon. I was the woman on the moon after a successful voyage with my rocket-fueled mooncraft. The moon was both in me and around me. I had always been the moon. Blood moon ran through my veins. Wolf moon always started a howl. The moonlight was penetrating from my skin. I was aglow.

I set up cycles that few could understand so they made me a goddess. Being content with that, I never asked to be worshipped. I never asked for those sacrifices. All I ever wanted was for you to see my beauty, to witness how I would fade away and come back and pull on your oceans.

In all of my fullness you must beware. I am the source for lunatic. Do not look long on me.

 

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dVerse prompt on a prose writing of 144 words based on the poetic line by Alice Oswald which is in italics.

Woman in the Moon

Sunspot

inspired by the Carrington event

                            
predictable            

sunspot 

shattering storm                  

swirling gases of hydrogen and helium

ready to flare

       
predictable from prominences and filaments  

from millions of miles away an aurora borealis is made        

  

beautiful auroras that spanned into the Caribbean 

when the sun touched the earth the newspapers said   

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dVerse prompt to write a sun quadrille

Adapted from a longer poem

Sunspot

Martyrs

 

 

Jesus

had a powerful ministry explaining the kingdom of God

predicted His own death and resurrection did’t preach it

trained his disciples and commanded them

Go ye therefore and teach the gospel of the kingdom

to all the world

 

Trade connected worlds apart

Did Thomas really set sail or did he take an overland route?

Was he killed by the soldiers or Brahmin priests

or a wayward peacock arrow?

 
Paul’s letters from prison taught more of the kingdom

and how to deal with the church

before Nero took off his head

 

 

Peter’s request to Nero “crucify me upside down”
Matthew stabbed
Andrew crucified
Philip cruelly put to death
James stoned and clubbed to death
Simon refused to worship another god which always led to death
Jude (or Thaddeus) martyred
Another James was he killed too?
Bartholomew had various accounts of how he met his death
We all know Judas killed himself
John the most beloved died of his old age

Martyrs