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Alberta Texas Florida … We call her Bert for short Was born near the Alamo And soon brought to Port Salerno in Florida … duh! Where she contracted Covid And languished in the ICU Lucky to find a respirator To no avail, it was a zoo, So they finally took her off In a unit close to the Gulf And she became a statistic Ten thousand and forty-two. Bert chose not to be jabbed Like so many nowadays But it made little difference For she died … anyways! SIXTH PLACE WINNER written December 14, 2021 especially for "Alberta Texas Florida" Poetry Contest sponsored by Joe Maverick

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Date: 12/16/2021 6:26:00 AM
"To no avail, it was a zoo," - for sure! Covid19 is a ZOO!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/16/2021 9:00:00 AM
Yep, it is. Lots of little animals running around making life difficult...and taking some away.
Date: 12/15/2021 11:18:00 AM
Sadly, the choice is not only between life or death, but also one of living a long life with lungs debilitated and scarred by Covid-19 as a burden to one's family and the nation!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/15/2021 12:09:00 PM
That is so true, Rico. Absolutely! But, I'm weary of fighting the good fight on this one. As my grandmother said, "Those who do not listen have to learn the hard way!" And, she was right.
Date: 12/15/2021 1:15:00 AM
A sad poem. People should take the jabs before they contract the pandemic. What a pity to lose a friend. May she rest in peace.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/15/2021 8:34:00 AM
I'm afraid this poem is true of so many people who are choosing to remain unvaccinated. That is their choice, though, and they have the freedom to make it. Thanks for your thoughts on the issue.