Castle Bravo

Copyright © 2002 Benjamin A. Shelton
This poem was published in part of a collection of poems.

In the limelight of eternal damnation
Turning night into day
Rising up from the sea as a beast
The mouth of Hell opens wide its jaw

As fire spews forth upon the forsaken
Burning flesh and shattering limbs
The shallow heart of a man Hell-bent
Will loose the demons’ wrath

To crumble fast will the world not ready
As buildings topple and mountains fall
Even the proudest nations shall kneel still
Amongst rivers of golden blood

Yet even in the first days of atomic breath
We knew well our coming fate
That in the flash of an instant
Our souls would soon grow black


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