It was destruction on a large scale,
for every tenth person was deemed to die.
The wailing and gnashing of teeth; the cry
Of thousands raised up without fail.
Armageddon on the news, no detail
was too small to be left unreported.
Panic spread around the world, supported
By despair and extreme consternation,
Man versus man; nation against nation,
Leaving life as we know it distorted.
© Walter J. Wojtanik, 2015