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: