16.      QUARANTINE

The Old World takes its liberty without quarantine
It only search for its own kind
That is to settle mankind
And leave the Old World behind.

The colonies will be quarantined
To safeguard the global settlement
From new strains and problems
Living or physically confined
So that earth can breathe
Forth its own life.

The standard of the living is terrestrial
And so its judgments will bring-forth the trial
Of any new and foreign life or properties
This can serve a benefit or use
To colonial and global societies.
But we will spread our life
And properties boldly
Until we discover another living delicacy
Which we then must conserve
To its own condition
Like a gardener finding a new exotic garden.

07/09/1999