Ukraine – Chernobyl


It’s April of 2021 and Day 21 of the A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing the theme – “Travel the World.” I am visiting countries from A to Z and presenting stories with 8 line poems.

Day 21 Country: Ukraine

Chernobyl nuclear disaster occurred in April of 1986, near the city of Pripyat in the north of the Ukrainian. It is considered the worst nuclear disaster in history both in terms of cost and casualties. The incident had several major consequences. Four square kilometres of pine forest directly downwind of the reactor is known to have turned reddish-brown and dead. The forest, named “Red Forest” then is known to have recovered soon. Even after around 34 years of the incident as of 2021, the radiation levels in the area is known to remain dangerously high. Chernobyl is one of the popular Ghost towns of the world. There is a 5 episode mini-series produced by HBO and Sky Atlantic on the incident if one is interested to watch.

Credits: by IAEA Imagebank – 02790015, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=63251598

Poem:

In the diary,
Are the dots,
Dots that connected,
And blew up.
The diary,
Beyond repair,
Awaits for the light,
Welcoming none.

Sometimes, the recovery is slow. As slow as a lifetime and more. The very aspect of life is to appreciate the whole kit and caboodle and offer the tributes that one deserves.

7 thoughts on “Ukraine – Chernobyl

  1. Chernobyl was a HUGE disaster…..
    I honestly do not think even Mother Earth can heal that part of herself.
    I LOVE your poem because it reflects how many people felt about Chernobyl…like the dots were connected in a haphazard sort of way….
    Disaster was inevitable.
    There ARE some people living in what is called Exclusion Zone. Somehow they have managed to carry on. Personally I’d never have returned….
    But roots run deep….
    Sherri-Ellen & **purrss** BellaDharma

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