By Amelia Witmer-Rich
The Sacrifice for Growth
This illustrates both loss and growth at the same time; red poppies show growth and blood, tan-green stems show growth(green) and loss(tan). Red poppies also are a symbol of war, often worn on Memorial Day because their color looks like blood.
Helping the Survivors
I have never been in such an urgent situation before, but I would hope that I would try to help the survivors as much as possible. Since I am (vaguely) educated on anatomy and physiology from Science Olympiad, perhaps my medical knowledge would kick into play and I could work at some sort of makeshift hospital, helping as many people as I could. Bringing water and food to survivors, creating bandages, etc. would be my main objective.
Peace and the bustle of life
Happiness and contentedness
Then one day, shattered
Everything and everyone destroyed
Agony, pain, screaming
Bodies twisted and parts missing
Crying, shock, so many dead
Why did this have to happen?
America wanted to end war
Look what they have done
Order begins to emerge
Like a seed sprouting into a flower
But a deformed seed into a deformed flower
Scars will never go away
This video explains how pain is necessary for growth very nicely. Although it does not specifically talk about warfare and Hiroshima, it illustrates my general theme of how in order to grow, you need to make a sacrifice or have pain.
This song illustrates how there is a time for everything to happen, and it will cause growth in the long run. So in order to grow, you must make sacrifices, such as in Hiroshima. You must accept loss because it will pay off in the end.