Gone Viral – A poem for our times.

I’ve decided to repost this poem that I wrote back when COVID first appeared. I’m pleased to say that the signs are the COVID threat is passing but it hasn’t gone away.

Today’s Word of the Day is Bizarre.

Life is quite strange at the moment

It’s bizarre, it’s weird and completely surreal

Like an old-time disaster movie

Waiting for the villain to finally reveal

His twisted scheme for world domination.

And so, Covid-19 has been released

Threatening mankind and all of creation

An obituary for the deceased.

If we heed the advice we’ve been given

And stay at home for our own survival

We may yet find we’ll come through fine

It may bring about humankind’s revival.

No more selfishly thinking of ourselves

No more being, by crowds, pushed and shoved.

By staying indoors and being dependent

We find out that we are truly loved.

We may feel at times, scared and delicate,

Adrift in a sea of doubts and cares.

But we are all in this boat together

And togetherness can beat despairs.

So, I bring you this one and final thought,

That turns this whole disaster on its head

There is always a silver lining of a sort,

So, think about this positively instead.

It’s strange that a deadly virus, although

it’s keeping us all apart, however,

Also appears to be the very thing

that has brought us all much closer together.

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 24 March 2020

This poem was written in the hope of spreading some positivity in these desperate times.

I have included the following word prompts:




FOWC with Fandango — Dependent



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People are far too complicated to be able to describe in a few words so I am not even going to try.

29 thoughts on “Gone Viral – A poem for our times.”

    1. Thank you. 🙂 I have heard from lots of family and friends that I haven’t spoken to for a while, so I think people are really thinking about each other at the moment. It’s helping to put things in perspective and making us realise that people are more important than things. 🙂

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  1. My manager and I (the only members of staff who have not had any time off yet) keep wondering whether we are in some kind of Matrix like movie, where you start to question the world around you, what is real and what is not real?
    We cannot decide whether it is her or me who is the star of the movie.

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    1. I have been doing more overtime than I realized was even possible! Work is crazy Kristian. but I sleep like a baby at night. The sleep is great for me.

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    2. Well that’s a positive! We’ve been told we have to start working 24hours 7 days a week but in shifts, normally I work a standard 9 to 5 day, but we are going to be taking on Admin for the NHS to free up clinicians for front line work. Scary times. 🙂

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  2. An excellent poem that reinforces how we really are a village and depend upon one another for support and encouragement, especially in times like these. Well done, Kristian.

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    1. Thank you, Fandango. 🙂 I was asked by a facebook friend if I had a poem to help brighter the mood at this dark time. I hadn’t spoken to them for a while and it dawned on me, just as my poem says, we are reaching out to people more because of this virus. 🙂

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  3. We both are probably at far different parts of the world, but your words the positivity really makes me feel that we’re closer and ‘together’ in this fight against this villan.
    Thank you Kristian for making my day.

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