RADIATION

RADIATION

A Poem by M.Babu
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"Science has discovered, And quite recently so. Existence of rays; Think dangerous; Think gore."

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A state of emergency

Has been deemed.

Radiation is upon us;

More than forseen.

 

Radiation suits,

Once temporary.

Radiation suits,

Now mandatory.

 

Science has discovered,

And quite recently so.

Existence of rays;

Think dangerous;

Think gore.

 

It seems,

Gamma is no match.

For she, to this radiation,

Took off her hat.

 

Exposure to it,

Despite, minute.

Left an aftermath,

Far from acute.  

 

Erratic sleeping patterns,

Heartache and fatigue.

Shedding of tears,

No words could treat.

 

Laughter and growth though,

Have been exponential.

Quality of life has improved;

Inexplicably, both

External…internal.

 

Heartbeats palpitating;

ECGs abnormal.

Behaviour altered;

Rationality trivial.

 

Tests are being conducted;

Absolute deductions; sparse.

Are the side effects,

Positive, negative?

Heads are being scratched.

 

A cure

is forthcoming,

Dunce this

Encumbrance!

 

Wait…

Suit’s perforated!

Emergency protocol

Initiated!

 

Arms outstretched;

Fingertips grazing!

Inoculation almost in reach;

Gaze fading…

 

Hazmat suits,

Once temporary.

Hazmat suits,

Now…compulsory.

 

~M.Babu~     

© 2012 M.Babu


Author's Note

M.Babu
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Radiation by Twilight Andromeda and Radiation by Slezaa

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No cure for radiation poison. I was in the military. It is just a slow and painful death. I don't understand how countries threaten nuclear weapons. A nuclear weapon has a 40 mile kill zone. Next 40 miles will died slow and painful. Then next 80 mile will be effected with cancer and sickness. Man is mad. I pray for wisdom. Won't be no movie. One foolish country could kill a million people in a few second. Old world is becoming scary. A powerful poem. Not too far from the truth. Thank you for the excellent poem.
Coyote

Posted 7 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

M.Babu

7 Years Ago

Hey thanks for the review Coyote!!



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very scary situation. I hope things won't be that bad in the future. A good poem though... Well done!

Posted 7 Years Ago


That's what happens when people go poking around, in search of greater wealth and power...the dwarves awoke the evil in Moria, and it consumed them.
In the Chronicles of Narnia (The Magician's Nephew) there's a war in another world called Charn, and the evil queen Jadis uses the Undeplorable Word - A terrible spell that destroys everything except the one who casts it. Aslan warns that someday, in our world, they'll discover a Deplorable Word that might plunge us into a winter deeper and bleaker than the White Witch's.
There is hope though - in 1994 South Africa dismantled her nuclear arsenal. The radioactive isotopes are now being used to treat cancer.
Swords into ploughshares indeed.
Awesome read!

Posted 7 Years Ago


I thought this was really cool, the imagery seemed so real and powerful. Great Write!!

Posted 7 Years Ago


I wonder if this applies to your new position flying ? As you are up in the atmosphere you are susceptible to radiation

Posted 7 Years Ago


Seems to be there is more than meets the eye...is there ever a cure or will they ever be truthful to us and say if there was so it doesn't look like population control...
Sorry, rambling, am lost in thoughts today lol
Awesome piece
xox

Posted 7 Years Ago


M.Babu

7 Years Ago

hey Poppy! Nah i'm enjoying this mode of thought :D Thanks for the review!!
Ruth

7 Years Ago

;) Welcome xox
No cure for radiation poison. I was in the military. It is just a slow and painful death. I don't understand how countries threaten nuclear weapons. A nuclear weapon has a 40 mile kill zone. Next 40 miles will died slow and painful. Then next 80 mile will be effected with cancer and sickness. Man is mad. I pray for wisdom. Won't be no movie. One foolish country could kill a million people in a few second. Old world is becoming scary. A powerful poem. Not too far from the truth. Thank you for the excellent poem.
Coyote

Posted 7 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

M.Babu

7 Years Ago

Hey thanks for the review Coyote!!
well if they get it all wrong we'll all be walking around in suits like this all the time, so we'll have to hope the scientists get it right! i loved the ad hoc rhyme in this. fantastic.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

M.Babu

7 Years Ago

thanks a bunch!!!
good write. It was enjoyable to see how you relate radiation to someone

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

M.Babu

7 Years Ago

Thanks for reading! I'm honored!
deepblue04

7 Years Ago

no problem :)
A tongue-in-cheek look at our personal anxieties these days from someone quite distant from the issue .... or perhaps he has already mutated with the effects. Seriously though, there's been some concern with radon radiation ( from uranium decay ) that comprises 50% of background radiation in the air that we breathe.

Posted 7 Years Ago


shades of "twenty eight days later"! you had me flailing around in my radiation suit, from my plastic helmet right down to my nuclear boots! this is a very compelling and unique write. thoroughly enjoyed it, well done!!!

Posted 7 Years Ago



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