There’s something sneaking up on us
It’s watching us but we can’t see it.
Shhh! Can’t you hear it is right behind us?
This is not the beast from fairytale stories,
we heard lamentations from our contemporaries.
This predator has escaped from the wild for centuries.
It is angry, roaring like flashing thunder.
No one has ever seen it with eyes of flesh.
Woe, our lives are at stake.
This predator is so vicious and heartless,
it devours every soul, young and old.
It hunts down every soul, poor or lords.
When we hear the word ‘predator’ we were terrified.
It makes our stomachs boil instead of butterflies.
Predator, you can attack us with pestilences.
Predator, you can attack us with natural disasters.
Predator, you can attack us with food shortages.
Predator, you can attack us with swords.
The whole world is shaking because of you.
Millions of souls died during world wars.
In Africa, millions are gone because of poverty.
In Asia, millions are gone because of tsunamis.
Another million gone during the Spanish influenza.
We can’t run a way from you, predator.
We can’t fly high away from you, predator.
We can’t hide ourselves from you, predator.
We can’t swim across oceans from you, predator.
We can’t even tame you as we do to the lion and the cheetah.
Woe unto us because all our efforts are futile.
We don’t know anything about your biography.
Scientists don’t know your identity.
Clergy profess that you take us to heaven.
They portray you as a friend, but you are our enemy.
Billionaires can’t purchase you with money.
We live our lives in bitterness not sweet as honey.
The predator wants us all dead.
We are as good as dead before the predator.
No one can escape from the predator’s claws.
Death – it is the vicious fearful enemy of all humans.
It reigns over us as the king of eternity.
One day “death will be no more” says the Bible.
This promise can help us fear death no more.