Song from Hiroshima on the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing

This was the song sung at the closing ceremony here in Hiroshima today, August 6, 2013, at the closing ceremony of the Japan Congress Against the A- and H-Bombs (Gensuikin) Conference. Translated to English by my hosts

How can I forgive the Atomic Bomb?

My hometown was burnt to ashes
Upon the cindered ground where I buried my mother and father now white flowers bloom; Oh
How can I forgive the Atomic Bomb?
We will never again allow the Atomic Bomb on our cities.

The Seas of my homeland are raging
In the pitch-black radioactive rainfall, no joy is brought here anymore. On the solitary boat upon
the turbulent sea No one is left; Oh, how can i forgive the Atomic Bomb?
We will never again allow the Atomic Bomb on our sea.

The sky of my homeland is dark and heavy The black clouds loom over the land day after day No
sunshine lights up the sky anymore; Oh, How can I forgive the Atomic Bomb?
We will never again allow the Atomic Bomb in our sky.

All the happiness and the wealth brought by the labor Of our brothers and sisters Is now in vain;
Oh, how can i forgive the Atomic Bomb?
We will never again allow the Atomic Bomb anywhere on Earth

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4 Responses to Song from Hiroshima on the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing

  1. omalone1 says:

    G Wiz. After this, we go back to our normal lives

  2. f says:

    Nice answers in return of this matter with firm arguments and explaining
    everything on the topic of that.

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