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:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/03/24/obituary/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/03/24/rdp-tuesday-delicate/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2020/03/24/your-daily-word-prompt-adrift-ydwordprompt-march-24-2020/

FOWC with Fandango — Dependent

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/03/25/together/

W.O.T.D.C. BIZARRE

Weekly Song Challenge, Round 29

 

Laura Venturini created this challenge, click on the link to see her post:

Weekly Song Challenge, Round 29

and my friend, Beckie of Beckie’s mental mess tagged me to take part:

Weekly Song Challenge, Round 29

Rules:

  • Copy rules and add to your own post, pinging back to this post.
  • Post music videos for your answers to the musical questions.
  • Tag two people to participate!
    Easy!

 

Well I love my music, and I have rather eclectic, old fashioned and some would say downright Bizarre taste in music, so here is my selection:

1. Post a video of a song that makes you think of time off from work.

Fiddler’s Dram – Day Trip to Bangor.

2. Post a video of a song that makes you think of Summer.

 

Texas – Summer Son

3. Post a video of a song that is about working.

Sam Cooke – Working on the Chain Gang.

 

Well, that was my choice of music. What do you think?

Fancy having a go? You’re Nominated. 🙂

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/09/02/bizarre/

 

A comic poem – The Vegan’s View.

 

I often wonder why and how,

someone first decided to milk a cow

I find it totally weird, bizarre

I don’t care who you think you are.

A person with charisma so magnetic

Or a Superman who’s very athletic

A poor man or a king on his throne,

Just leave that poor animal alone.

I object to the willful exploitation

of that mammal’s natural lactation.

 

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 21/October/2018

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2018/10/21/magnetic/

https://swimmersweek.wordpress.com/2018/10/21/cow/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/10/21/your-daily-word-prompt-bizarre-october-21-2018/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2018/10/21/rdp-sunday-object/