Ebola Outbreak

EBOLA VIRUS

Ebola Outbreak

i heard another person in my village
died today, we didn’t dare touch
the body, his organs had bled out

there are no white people here
white as ghosts, they are going home
my friends in America tell me
we are not on the news, only Jewish
people fighting muslims, but

don’t they know we all come from Africa?
i heard the super-nationals took this
virus into a lab and created a way

to rid itself of the old people of civilization
if Ebola spreads maybe the world
will not remember what it means
to come from tribes that your mother came from
once, we left Africa and now we leave her

to her misery, well you know what
maybe fiscal ebola is just around the corner
for people who live in America, people

who live their lives on debt, credit, profiting
from heatlh insurance, death insurance, the works
but the fact is, I don’t think this is going away
I think Ebola is here for a very specific reason
The world is ready for another plague

to hemorrhage like a zombie, it’s not news?
not if you are black, if your body fluids
don’t stain your white skin, not when
it’s on another continent, that you don’t have
relatives in, don’t call it a “black death”

just because it originates in bats from Africa
there isn’t a vaccine because the world
intentionally doesn’t wish for our well-being
you say it isn’t airborne, it doesn’t spread easily
because we are somehow dirty, and you are clean
because you are somehow rich, compared to our poverty?

~ http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs103/en/

13 thoughts on “Ebola Outbreak

    • That’s so true, it’s making social media quite unpleasant though. I see more propaganda and human stupidity on Facebook now than I do on CNN, which is a recent trend…

      • I don’t think there is anywhere on our imperfect earth that is free from some form of propaganda. I think that social media is becoming the conscience of the world and that it draws attention to things others want to forget or ignore, like your post or the Nigerian girls that went missing, sold into slavery. The Korean ferry and Malaysian airline made the news but 27 million slaves, no not really… That I find truly shocking

  1. I think you could create poetry out of diarrhea. You are that much of a master. You are the only one in the world who has written a poem about Ebola.

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