In ancient Greece, millennia ago
The people of Santorini thrive.
Thera erupted in pyroclastic flow,
Leaving a mere fraction of them to survive.
It is said the great volcanic blast
Rose twenty-five miles into the sky.
Blankets of ash than buried the past,
Causing most inhabitants to die.
It was the ends’ beginning of life
For the Minoan society there
A great civilization caught in strife
Of the horrors that Thera would share.
Homer decreed that this was the place
Where Atlantis was lost to the sea.
Great civilization, sunk without trace,
Forever endeavored a mystery.
Now a place of wonderment to tour
And imagine life as it was back then
It was twenty-thousand years or more
When a volcano changed the world for them.