27.            GENETICS

From the Rockefeller University they came,
Our blood is not always the same
But our illness has the same name.
From a few thousand our nation came
Whose blood they now clone
In a genetically formation
For an illness information
To find an unknown source
Of this disabling force.
I can see the smile on Professor Roos
When we study our family tree
Over a cup of tea
From a small study fee.
Maybe the voices will fall silent
When the extraordinary people
Speak up for themselves.

1/12/2003