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Chernobility, a Poem

Updated on August 7, 2012

Images of Disaster

Measuring radiation levels from a distance.
Measuring radiation levels from a distance.
What was once the pride of Russia's power production plants.
What was once the pride of Russia's power production plants.
The now abandoned city of Chernobyl after years of natural reclamation.
The now abandoned city of Chernobyl after years of natural reclamation.

A Little Poem About Exposure

There once was a man from Chernobyl

Who lit up the sky everywhere

While there he was burned and we have since learned

That's when he lost most of his hair

There's an army of men out to catch him

Sad to say that we're all gripped by fear

Everywhere it's the same those who've met him proclaim

It's hot whenever he's near

When you're out and about you may see him

There's a passionate glow to his skin

It's really quite keen, a bright yellow-green

That let's you know just where he's been

He staggers-n-stammers-n-stumbles

What a pitiful mess now is he

He's not drunk, he's nuclear wasted

It could happen to you and to me

His eyes burn with crimson like fire

And pierce through the darkness of night

"Nuclear power", he hotly proclaims,

"I don't know if it's wrong or it's right"

© Scott Adie 1998-2012

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      wow very dramatic poem about a tragic event.. man this was well done well paced and clearly understood :)

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      sradie 5 years ago from Palm Coast FL

      A most tragic event to be sure dinkan53, the final results of which we may not know for centuries to come. Thanks for checking my poem out.

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      dinkan53 5 years ago from India

      I think this year was the 26th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear disaster, the Chernobyl. I completed my studies in Ukraine, so know a little about that disaster. Even a forest(red) developed in that place which is known as the most contaminated area in the world. Such a tragic event in the pages of history, great write. Voted up.