Why Me?

Victim of the plague,
scapegoat of the blame.
Happiness shortlived,
Only culled by all's fear.

Victim of the pain,
scapegoat of the hate.
Happiness paper-thin,
Only culled by dispise.

Victim of the epidemic,
scapegoat of the anger.
Happiness vanishing,
only culled so brutally.

Victim of the illness,
scapegoat of the scorn.
Happiness too petite,
Only culled and buried.
~Ger.