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You never know what can happen in the blink of an eye

An entire village destroyed from disaster

Or a single life's light blown your by the breath of God

Because the winds were blowing and if something was not done soon things that had done nothing to interfere could go up in flames



A family losing the love of one thy held close in their hearts because of natural disaster or disaster brought to this Earth by man kind

When someone has had one too many drinks

They may decide to make a decision that crosses lines with another life



Now two are dead

Lying on the side of some unnamed highway which now has a story to tell to those willing to listen

Breathless and motionless they lay on the asphalt drive

Spirits wishing to call for help to passersby

With loved ones asking God on bended knee and folded hands in the hollows of churches

Trusting that the walls withhold many secrets never told and not resisting to hold just one more

'What did I ever do to disserve this?' they ask God.



God saying under his breath in shame

'What fools these mortals be' (see footnote)



But we do not know what we really have until it is gone

The life we had breath inside

Or the one's whose breath you loved to hear breathing next to you at night

You regret no appreciating the little things as much as you should have when you had a chance



So I say under my breath with tears in my eyes every time I could have done something to help but resisted from that action because I was distilled with fear,

'What fools WE mortals be'



(A quote from Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Nights Dream Act 3, Scene 2, 110 ' 115)





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