War and History Poetry posted December 8, 2022

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Remembering Pearl Harbor

Japan's biggest mistake

by Earl Corp

A quiet December morn interrupted,

When Japanese bombs erupted,

Planes and Ships lined in a row,

Without anywhere to go,

Pilots acted like they were at the market,

With such numerous inviting targets,

Firing first shots of the strife,

Which would result in loss of life,

Heroes and cowards alike prayed,

As the relentless bombs were laid.

On that Sunday 2,335 souls would be lost.

Which would only be a fraction of the cost,

Part of those souls still speaks,

Every time the Arizona’s oil leaks,

A war which would last for four years,

Causing many mothers to shed tears.

On one fact you could be reliant,

The Japanese woke a sleeping giant,

Nothing we imagine could be harder,

Than the U.S. ever forgetting Pearl Harbor.

Remembering Pearl Harbor writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a poem of any style and any length
that commemorates the attack on Pearl Harbor
on December 7, 1941. Poetry only/Nonfiction
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*Dedicated to all American who went through the Great Depression and World War II, They truly are the "Greatest Generation.
* I was stationed in Hawaii for four years and reenlisted on the Arizona Memorial in 1989.
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