When it is youWill you recallThat once you Were as carefree As a child Without a thought Of pain or distress -Or even awareThat you now Face a mega test.
When it is youAnd pain has visited Your door Will you rememberThat there areMany unfortunate others Who have done soCountless times before -Will you recall that life Whispers or even yellsThe nature of disaster Without relief And is your soul Keenly awareOf the distress of othersWho are suffering Beyond belief.
When it is youAnd you have becomeThe stranger You are yet to knowWill you rememberThat all human sufferingCan visit anyone anytimeAnd you likewise Are subject to itsRelentless dynamic blow.
When it is youWill you be able To put your head On your pillow at nightTo rest in peaceful slumberWithout consideration Of others facing Disaster's plight.
It is my prayer That we help Those in needWhen devastation Comes their way -It is so that weJust like themCould rise tomorrowTo disaster's day.
We all upon this earthAre subject to its ways -We do not control The nights nor do weControl the elementsThat arise without noticeWith the morning rays.
May we remember That we are all Divinely made of clayAnd are subject To any combinationOf pain and sufferingThat pass this way.
In our humanity Perhaps it is In our personal sufferingThat we discoverWe are really all the sameAnd any understandingWe come knowOnly arrives whenIt calls our name.All Rights Reserved