The Enemy

I am more powerful than the combined armies of the world. I have destroyed more men, women and children than all the wars of all the nations. I massacre thousands of people every year. I am more deadly than bullets, and I have wrecked more homes than the mightiest guns. In Canada alone I steal over 1 billion dollars each year. I spare no one and I find my victims among the rich and the poor alike, the young and the old, the strong and the weak. Widows know me to their sorrow. I loom up in such proportions that I cast my shadow over every field of labor.

I lurk in unseen places and do most of my work silently. You are warned against me, yet you heed me not. I am relentless, merciless and cruel. I am everywhere, in the home, in the schools, in the factory, on land, in the air and on the sea. I bring sickness, degradation and death, yet few seek me out to destroy me. I crush, I maim, I devastate - I will give you nothing and rob you of all you have.


House on Fire