Chernobyl National Park
Libraries: Poetry and Song Lyrics
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Here is a rare thing: a deadly serious limerick. Forgive me if this blurb is considerably longer than the poem itself, but an explanation is necessary for those readers who are too young to remember the disaster which occured in the Ukraine on the 26th April 1986. On that date, there was an explosion in a major nuclear power plant equivalent to 150 Hiroshimas. Hundreds of thousands of people lost their lives. This is by far tragic enough. However, a lot of people give little thought to how such manmade catastrophies affect not only the human race but also the natural world around us. This limerick sums it up in simple words.
The trees have all shed their bark
The ash falls like snow
The grass doesn't grow
And the wildlife there glows in the dark
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