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Phillip Coffey - Nuclear Waste

NUCLEAR WASTE - By Phillip Coffey

No children in the neighbor's yard to impede squirrels from hunting
Quickly upon a homemade swing hanging from a silver Maple tree
Did a grey squirrel jump - soon back to the leaf litter on the ground floor.
No Autumn seasonal supply of nuts stored for him - no luscious treat.

Cheerful voices of children across the valley, laughing-echoing their play.
Many youngsters in foreign bunkers, huddled for safety from powerful greed and hate
Soon innocence of youth tragically, forever lost, gone - there to ever stay.
Give us the wisdom, stop the expanding war - before we are nuclear waste.

Strong words but I have the faith, believing that it won't happen. I remember the Cuban Missile crisis well. I live across from Green County Primary School. Try to make contrast in our countries children and others. The poem is an account of what I observed and heard when I walked out my front door. - Phil

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