Exclusion Zone


Dying so the world would survive
They did not flinch in duty to humanity
And we weep for lives cut short
Grieving for those yet to be born.
Cities, towns, villages evacuated
Millions moved from radiation pollution
Fallout covering half the planet
Nowhere safe from deadly fallout rain.
Sacrifice of the Liquidators
Dying to cap Reactor Four
Supreme effort of human endeavour
Giving lives saving millions.
Still they die the children of Chernobyl
Born broken, deformed, cancer ridden
Dead and buried before teenage years
With exclusion zone to last three thousand years.

Colin Ian Jeffery
Poet’s Note about the Poem

At 1.23am, April 26,1986, two explosions destroyed reactor Four at the nuclear plant in Chernobyl, Russia. Huge clouds of radioactive gases and debris rose five miles into the atmosphere depositing hazardous material across the globe. Hundreds of people, known as Liquidators, gave their lives to clean up the damage.

Scene:
NOMAD // Pripyat Indoor Pool @ Remnant. Dark Days ( roof trusses made from various other builds )
NOMAD // Geiger Counter // Red @ Remnant. Dark Days
NOMAD // Geiger Counter // Silver @ Remnant. Dark Days
NOMAD // Broken Cable Car
NOMAD // Broken Boy
DRD EL Ferriswheel static RARE
DRD zombie hideout
DRD scaffold
20.DRD MM2 Pile of chairs 2
22.DRD MM2 Pile of dolls
elev8~Jasmine Bush @ 6° Republic
3D TREES fallen leaves
uK– In the Bayou Junk Pile 1,2,3
7 – Chair Pile! – DU
Soy. Scattered papers Group gift
FATEplay Prop – Gas Mask (HD)(clean)
[Schultz Bros.] Old Rusty Tricycle
Skye Enchanted Woods v2

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