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Little Boy’s Diary: August 6

I always knew ,
always always knew
that I had it in me ;
and perhaps would be given
the chance to show off
in front of the world;
What I could do
with what I had
hidden inside of me
like some dark dark secret
in a fairy – tale that
someone else would tell,
to their chidren and their children
knowing it did not have a happy ending;
Like on the day we set off ,
getting there at 8.15 on Monday morning ;
6 feet tall ,
2 feet 4 inches in diameter ,
projectile shell ,9 rings ,
each with a 6 and a quarter inch diameter ,
141 pounds of fissionable material ;
bright shining as the Sun ,
” Little Boy “.