Bombing Without Mercy

by Salma Said
(Dahran, Alsharkia, Saudi Arabia)

It was a normal day.
We were all going either to work, or school.
That day, I was very excited because
I was chosen to be “it” for hide and seek.
I was counting down, when I saw
A big ball of light that came out of the sky.
It was getting larger and brighter
Warmer and louder.
And all of the sudden,
I felt like I was falling…….

The school building was crashing under my feet
I heard kids crying
And I felt pain and blood all over my body.
I felt somebody carrying me
A solider………
He carried me to a safe place
Where I could be healed
But, there wasn’t really any safe place.

Being carried around,
I saw dead bodies all around me,
Burned to ashes.
Those who where still alive
Were screaming for help
And more…….screaming from pain.
I saw a mother who was trying to help her kid.
The kid was screaming his throat out for his mother.
“Mom, Help me….. Mom where are you”
The fire was eating him without mercy
Not able to help him,
His mother cried and said
“Sorry…..I am so sorry. I am a bad mother”………

The city that was 15 minutes ago full of life
Was now full of nothing but ashes and a RED ocean
You couldn’t recognize people anymore
Nor buildings.
Those who where still alive were wishing to die.
They were hungry and thirsty.
And they were ALL in pain
Yet, there wasn’t really any body to help them
Nor any food or water to drink and eat.

After about 6 hours,
It started to rain.
The rain was as dark as the dead bodies,
But nobody cared.
They where so happy that they finally found water
They didn’t know it contained acid
They didn’t care.
They drank and drank.
And people started to get poisoned,
And died.
August 1945
When my people lost their lives
A day that can’t be forgotten,
Nor can have another discussion.
August 6, 1945
When America bombed Hiroshima our city
Three days later without pity
They bombed Nagasaki and ruined the city
Killed at least 200,000 people
And ended the war,
With a big smile and a party.
More with no heart.

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