THE VIRUS

THE VIRUS
At this Season of Goodwill to All,
a Serious Subject for All to recall,
to realise how fortunate we are all.
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The virus Ebola was and is
It does what viruses do
It does what it has always done.
Nothing new.

It lives and multiples
Like other organisms do,
Reliant on the haven of a habitat.
Nothing new.

Alongside Ebola came Man.
At the start we were few
But now we have proliferated.
Nothing new.

In the beginning
We lived with nature too
We worked with her not against her.
Nothing new.

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.
Nothing new.

As more and more will die
More and more get infected too
And the dead are buried in the bush.
Nothing new.

Who is providing new sanitation?
Who teaches cleanliness and what to do?
The poor cannot afford sanitation.
Nothing new.

Bodies are buried instead of burned
Where wild animals do what they do
Instinct tells them to dig for buried food.
Nothing new.

They eat Ebola infected meat
What happens? Have you a clue?
Tell me the answer.
Nothing new.

We provide more treatment hospitals
We leave places to proliferate and grow anew
Continue to bury the dead.
Nothing new.

The greedy will survive in safety!
They die, the sick and the caring crew,
The poor are dying.
Nothing new.

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.

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4 Responses to THE VIRUS

  1. David such an excellent poem…

    “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?”

    “”What is the answer? We don’t know, do you?””

    Sigh………. No I know not the answer.. But I certainly pray for one David.. x x x

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    • David says:

      Yes we all do Sue, but I guess as usual the mess and the war was made by us so it is up to us to sort it out! Let’s hope the coming year has answers for us. Love, David

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  2. eugene1492 says:

    How do WE change war to peace and hate to love? Each of us bears that responsibility … and although “Make Love, not War ” has become an obsolete song theme of the Flower People. we still are responsible of our neighbours’ well being and they of ours.
    Caring is to care and to care is to love… but while caring for others do we also love them ?

    One could hope that the kind of tender loving care we all look for can be found where people are sick and die.. yes, in hospitals and homes for the aged, but do we really have to wait to suffer and to become fragile to feel the loving hand of a “carer ” touching us and make us feel better ?

    No, certainly not, love is also for the living. The living have to prepare themselves for sharing love with those whom LIVE wants to desert for that is humans’ eternal parthway.
    Lets not forget that flowers do not belong on graves, they rather belong in our houses where the living can see them for that too is Love.

    Without Love our world can not survive, but who will remember this great truth and make it its own before it is too late.
    Let’s not be pessimistic … just sensible .. and tomorrow, who knows, this little planet of ours might be a GOOD PLACE TO LIVE and LOVE ON.

    With all my ….. LOVE.

    Eugene

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