A Poem by Jeffrey Gershom

A poem about witnessing an atomic detonation.




I saw the flash;

I see no more.

I heard the impact;

I hear no more.

I felt the heat;

I feel no more.

I smelt the flesh;

I smell no more.

I tasted life;

I taste no more.

I was a person;

    I am no more.

© 2010 Jeffrey Gershom

Author's Note

Jeffrey Gershom
I wrote this almost 30 years ago while in college. It was published in my college's collegiate chapbook the year it was written. It was a time when many people were talking about nuclear winter. I had a dream about this subject, and the short poem is a result.

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a very powerful write-- explosive

Posted 9 Years Ago

This poem placed in a writerscafe contest.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on June 25, 2010
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Tags: atomic, detonation, science, the end, senses


Jeffrey Gershom
Jeffrey Gershom

Grand Island, NE

I'm a survivor, a writer, a poet and a photographer. I love music in its varied forms. more..