Disaster

I am beginning to feel a bit twisted
Every day when I watch the News
Another body charred and blistered
Another’s just a bleeding bruise

100,000 blown away in a cyclone
80,000 buried beneath the quake
Thousands left orphans alone
No-one there when they scream themselves awake

Thousands more killed in a mud slide
Never knowing what was about to hit
Just another loud noise from outside
Smothered by a mountainous pit

A picture of a volcano erupting
Seems so surreal and almost benign
Watching more death in its’ beginning
Wondering who will be left behind

I am left feeling completely useless
No wonder I am left being totally inane
All the death just a part of the horrible mess
Why do I feel as if I am to blame

Another half a million dead
Because a politician thought they should be
After all the lies and deceit that he’d read
Better off if they were all free

It is sad enough when the disaster is nature
But when it comes at the word and the sword
Wiping away the innocents’ future
Trampled beneath cold liberties hoard

I know another disaster is just waiting
To happen again on a future yesterday
But they seem to spend more on preparing
For another war than the disaster a moment away

It seems I have to watch the whole lot
The bodies pilled up on the floor
The horrible twist of an unwrittable plot
Just to have humanity open the door.
8.30am 21 May 2008
Copy right Gregory John O’Flaherty

Disaster

Gregory John O'Flaherty

Maryborough, Australia

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UNCHR
World Health Organisation
World Health Fund
Doctors Without Boarders

All need our support…. as do the victims of reccent and disasters

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