Out of Africa

Being stalked by the beast known as Ebola

Emerging out of Africa
a deadly plague has grown.
It’s a monster that’s now threatening the world.
Ebola’s killing thousands,
heartlessly destroying hope
in the lives of men and women, boys and girls.

And because of Thomas Duncan,
we can’t simply shrug it off
as a tragic epidemic “over there.”
This grim monster is among us
breathing fire and belching smoke
and we’d best not just ignore it but prepare.

As Ebola stalks our nation
taking hostages at will,
we must dig in and courageously take aim.
What it takes to slay this dragon
are precaution, meds and prayer.
On our knees we’ll find the means to douse its flame.