Peace Lanterns

Peace lanterns of different colors and shapes
Afloat on the cold water of the lake
70 years after the disastrous atomic bombings
of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
70 years of bearing terrible imprints on bodies and faces
Lanterns were again floating
Carrying prayers for peace
Calling out for abolition of nuclear weapons

Never again
Atomic bombings in Japan
Agent orange decimation in Vietnam
Chemical weapons destruction in Syria
Let’s be caring for other people’s lives
and suffering
And recommit to a peaceful world

Shall we?

Shall we?


  1. We float lanterns down the Roanoke River Near the 8/9th of August every year in commemoration of Hiroshima/Nagasaki. it is a relaxing and peaceful experience to make them, place candles in the middle, sail them down the river and pick them up again. Your blog is also a relaxing place to visit. Thanks for that.


    1. It’s wonderful that you have the same experience and probably the same feelings as well. Thanks so much for your kind words. I’m glad you find my blog relaxing. I don’t want to write about dark things, though. Hopefully you will visit it often 🙂


    1. Hi The Foureyed Poet, that’s so true. My piece sounds just like another wishful thinking, doesn’t it? Oh well…
      Thanks for stopping by and liking my poem. I really like your Powerful poem. It’s indeed powerful!


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