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  Brilliant Flashes
by Regis H. Schilken
Sunday, February 13, 2011
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Little did we know
… the horrors of ending war.
Seemed thousands of troops would bleed
… through death’s open door
Before a single soldier set foot
… on Japan’s main shore. 

Countless many more would have died,
… their lives lost in vain—
Charging island after island
… fighting Samuris inhumane—
Kamikaze Bushidos—
death with honor, their highest gain.

In the U.S. the flashes
… were mere radio news facts.
In Japan the bombs killed 10,000s
… not engaged in combat.
Innocents could not run
… or lie flat in the killing zone—
No time to dodge searing heat
… melting flesh and bone.

 What right hath foreign troops
… to steal land from other nations?
Or opposing armies to create
… such monstrous killing weapons?
‘Tis a hope such heinous ways
… mankind would dare not trod.
‘Twas a vicious slap in the face
… of our creating God!






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Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 9/26/2011
Add resounding A M E N s from my corner !!

The message could not be more important or more timely, and you
have conveyed it brilliantly.

So sad and frustrating to see war after war erupt.

Is studying history a total waste? I like to think not, but I have to admit, evidcence points that way.

Keep shouting it out, Regis, keep shouting it out!!

So good to know that, like me, you plan to write to your last breath.
By hook or crook, right?

Just reread your AD bio, by the way. You are one accomplished fellow!!

'I. Amin Awe'


Reviewed by Daniel Keith 2/22/2011
Wow! Strong words give a haunting visual. May God bless you every day of your life.

Reviewed by Chip Bergeron 2/20/2011
Big message here....

Chip Bergeron
Reviewed by Alan Cook 2/17/2011
A good poem on the horrors of war.
My take:
The old men send the young to die in war,
but if the roles were reversed, what then then score?
Reviewed by Paul Judges 2/16/2011
Very well penned.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 2/15/2011
Your poem is well written but seems at odds with itself. By chance I watched a documentary on the History channel this past weeked and was reminded that the losses at Iwo Jima and Okinowa were horrific for both sides. Wholesale conventional bombing of Japan was not succesful in eliminating their ability to continue the war, nor the desire to end it. Two flashes did the job. Was it the right thing to do? I'm not God so I can't say. But a lot of US troops lived on that otherwise with certainty, would have perished in an invasion that would have killed even MORE Japanese. Patrick
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 2/15/2011
Very powerful indeed dear always enjoyed very muchh..Hugss
Reviewed by Linda Hill 2/14/2011
AMEN! A powerful write and much needed.

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