How would you like to be,

At a young baby age, an amputee.

Did Nature’s purge cause you to see?

That could happen to you or me!

Earth has the final say,

When she acts it is dramatic, often cataclysmic.

Have you learned the lesson from Haiti?

We survive at the will of Mother planet;

Such an event can happen here

Too many bodies in mass graves,

Only a fraction can be saved;

Have you learned not to take each day for granted?

A mechanism generated by our planet,

Ultimate population-control.

pickhit: From slaves of the French to shunned by Thomas Jefferson