On the Beach

We stand on Life's teeming beach;
all we ask for ourselves
is the chance to satisfy our needs.
In the distance we learn
selfish and callous men
have detonated a most horrible cataclysm.
The shock waves have set
the normally peaceful sea
into a state of imminent unrest.

On the horizon we see
the pale reflection
of our encroaching fate.
All we can do is watch...
there is no escape,
there is no high ground.
The tsunami of terror
will rage across our land
leaving death and destruction
in its wake.

Those of us who may survive
will have a desolate land
to inhabit and rebuild.
But rebuild we must!
And we must continue so
until destiny is at last fulfilled
and man's time on Earth
is finally at its end.