Culture

Poetry Corner: Give Peace A Chance

On the 11th of August 1945 the Allies refuse Japan’s offer to surrender on the condition that Emperor Hirohito retains his status.

On August 6th and 9th 1945 the US with the agreement of the UK Government dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki – killing at the time an estimated 129,000 and 226,000 people.

Japan surrendered to the Allies on August 15. The unconditional surrender was formally signed on September 2nd.

Hiroshima

Hiroshima (US government,photo)

Give Peace A Chance (Plastic Ono Band)

Ev’rybody’s talking about
Bagism, Shagism, Dragism, Madism, Ragism, Tagism
This-ism, that-ism, is-m, is-m, is-m

All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

C’mon
Ev’rybody’s talking about Ministers
Sinisters, Banisters and canisters
Bishops and Fishops and Rabbis and Pop eyes
And bye bye, bye byes

All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

Let me tell you now
Ev’rybody’s talking about
Revolution, evolution, masturbation
Flagellation, regulation, integrations
Meditations, United Nations
Congratulations

All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

Ev’rybody’s talking about
John and

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