The Destruction and Rebirth of Hiroshima

After many years, the city of Hiroshima was finally rebuilt. I chose white flowers as a symbol of peace and new life, and also because they resemble Japanese Sakura blossoms. After Hiroshima was bombed, many survivors struggled with starting a new life, but eventually both the city and their lives were reborn into something new.

Depression of the Cybernetics- By 巡音ルカ

DEPRESSION OF THE CYBERNETICS- ENGLISH LYRICS

This evolving metropolis is a slave to destruction.

It’s on the brink of collapsing like falling blocks in a line.

War gives birth to these “toys” called weapons.

Weapons bring forth more war.

The cycle will never end.

The once extravagantly blooming flowers are all trampled on, and

their withering figures are swallowed in the shadows.

“Please help me,” the metropolis screams out into the darkness.

Won’t you notice its call for help before it’s too late?

This evolving metropolis is a slave to destruction.

If prosperity should be a path towards corruption,

tomorrow everything will surely be destroyed.

“Please help me,” the people scream out into the darkness.

Won’t you notice their calls before it’s too late?

War gives birth to these “toys” called weapons.

Weapons bring forth more war.

The cycle will never end.

The once extravagantly blooming flowers are all trampled on, and

their withering figures are swallowed in the shadows.

“Please help me,” this metropolis screams out into the darkness.

Won’t you notice its call for help before it’s too late?

It’s fine if you don’t think you’ll ever want to love.

But please spare us mercy, before we lose everything.

The ashes start falling from the sky.

And war gives birth to these “toys” called weapons....

**Besides the lyrics/title, I also thought this song was suiting because the video shows a ruined city, pictures of war/mushroom clouds, and flowers (hope) in a church.  It also utilizes the Arabian guitar, symbolizing that many wars take place in the Middle East. Cybernetics are the study of how humans, animals, and machines communicate. This song is evidently about the bombing of Hiroshima and war in general.

How I Would Have Helped

If I could have provided assistance to the survivors, I would have tried to assist them in whatever way possible. I would have tried to bring them water, help them get up, and uncover them if they were buried under debris. If possible, I would have tried to find a doctor to treat them, and if they asked me to, I would try to find their family members. Unfortunately, I would not be able to treat anyone (due to my lack of knowledge in medical studies and fear of blood/gore/violence) but I would still try to help the survivors however I could.

This is a picture of a glass of water, because many of the survivors needed water as they had become dehydrated. They tried to drink from the river, but it was poisoned by the radiation. I would have tried to bring them clean water. At this time, water meant life or death.

This is Hiroshima in 2011 completely rebuilt. Tourists are shown visiting.

It is hard to imagine that this modern metropolis was once ruins. The entire city was reconstructed into something new and different.

Hiroshima Poem

Hiroshima.

Near the sea, this rather large metropolis flourished with life and abundance of places to work and live.

Modest wooden houses were surrounded by rock gardens and bamboo trees.

An arching bridge connected the land to the rivers that flowed from the sea.

But Hiroshima's fate would be determined within a single second.

A noiseless flash of light expanded in the sky. The city was engulfed in flames.

Confusion. Burning. Suffering. Silence. For this horror, what was to blame?

An atomic bomb had been dropped on Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945.

Many people died instantly. Those who survived suffered horrible injuries.

Skyscrapers were nothing but tiles. Reduced to pipes and wires.

Vegetation covered the ruins of the once great metropolis.

Sprouting from the asphalt and charred remains of buildings.

But still the city of Hiroshima endured, through all the suffering.

And so did Japan's pride, so a new Hiroshima emerged in time.

But never would that day be forgotten.

Comment Stream

2 years ago
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Your poem is very deep and your video goes perfectly along with your theme. I love the picture of the white flowers and the wonderful explanation of what they represent. GOOD JOB!

2 years ago
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I love your connection between death and new growth, very creative! I also think that your song fits nicely into the Hiroshima setting and your theme. Nice Job!

2 years ago
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Really nice song, everything fits with the theme!! 😄 😄

2 years ago
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I love your presentation. Everything fits nicely with your theme. The flowers put a lot of meaning to your theme. Nice Job Natalia😄

2 years ago
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This is so awesome, Natalia! Your poem is so pretty. You should be a poet.😄 Also your picture is really pretty and connects nicely with your theme.

2 years ago
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Very good, love the glass of water! lol😆 😋 😝 😉

2 years ago
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No, but seriously i really enjoyed your presentation!