I Hope You’re Crying Too

It’s been raining all day today

and it rained yesterday too

and just when I was feeling blue

about all the grey skies

I realized that today was August 9th

and then I opened up my eyes

and I cried for Nagasaki

and 73 years have passed now

since radioactive tears flowed

from the eyes that remained

but the hatred and fear never slowed down

and we are well trained to be apathetic

we might ring a peace bell for Nagasaki today

we might even bow our heads and pray

but we’ll ignore today’s thunder

and we won’t wonder

how many people we killed today

with more conventional weapons,

or how much blood was spilled

and we never see all the pockets filled

with our treasure

by corrupt, soulless businessmen

and we never measure the cost

in the lives lost

it’s always just jingoism

glossed over by PR men

and when the market needs it,

it will happen again

and if you have a peace bell,

be sure to ring it

about 70,000 times today

and that’s just the encore…

if you didn’t ring it for Hiroshima

on August 6th

then add at least 100,000 more


yeah, it’s been raining hard since yesterday

and I’ve been feeling down, and blue

I cry for Nagasaki now

and I guess God’s crying too…

I cry for Hiroshima now

and I hope you’re crying, too


About soitgoes1984

I live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean in the Hawaiian Kingdom which is currently illegally occupied by the American government. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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