Jagged light tears through the sky,
Lightning, searing bright.
Thunderbolts, crash all around,
All is dark
Stunted growth, of long dead trees,
Limbs scarred black and brown.
Skeletal fingers, pierce the horizon,
long since cast down.
Everywhere fractured buildings,
Mute testament to man.
A turgid, polluted trickle,
the mighty river ran.
No cocks’ crow, no birds sing,
No children’s laugh at play.
The unearthly silence,
Since that fateful day.
The very earth lays fallow and dead,
Just grey polluted dust.
of Man, the insidious creature,
That wounded natures’ trust.
From whence did it come, this awful day,
terror, from which we cower.
From that place, they said would give us,
All cheap nuclear power.