(Courtesy of Wiki)
The virus Ebola was and is
It does what viruses do
It does what it has always done.
It lives and multiples
Like other organisms do,
Reliant on the haven of a habitat.
Alongside Ebola came Man.
At the start we were few
But now we have proliferated.
In the beginning
We lived with nature too
We worked with her not against her.
Now with so many of us
We live in running sewers and stews
We have no hygiene, no health.
Nothing, no news.
We provide the haven
We provide the excellence for Ebola
We defecate in the street, no sanitation.
Nothing new. Uh?
Some of us live in palaces
Most of us live in poverty’s brew
Riddled with superstition.
As more and more will die
More and more get infected too
And the dead are buried in the bush.
Who is providing new sanitation?
Who teaches cleanliness and what to do?
The poor cannot afford sanitation.
Bodies are buried instead of burned
Where wild animals do what they do
Instinct tells them to dig for buried food.
They eat Ebola infected meat
What happens? Have you a clue?
Tell me the answer.
We provide more treatment hospitals
We leave places to proliferate and grow anew
Continue to bury the dead.
The greedy will survive in safety!
They die, the sick and the caring crew,
The poor are dying.
What is the answer?
We don’t know, do you?
But who will believe it anyway?
We need something old, not new!
© David Tenneson 2014.
How do you go back in time to change a mindset,
which does not even believe that Ebola exists,
although family members are dying around them,
or that alien men and women in space suits
are there to help them and not to kill them?
How do you counter the killer mindset of IS
That presents Islam as it is NOT meant to be?
How do you change the minds of the disaffected youth
Who now believe themselves to be the saviours?
How do you change war to peace and hate to love?
From David with Love.