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An Ugly Visitor, Corona Virus

AN UGLY VISITOR, CORONA VIRUS We have an ugly visitor; Corona Virus is his name. He's prowling like a predator With an aim to devour or maim. He disregards every convention. Schools, airlines,... he shuts down; Doctors are in his line of elimination As he locks down town after town! Countries are wearied from burying people. Caterpillars are full time grave diggers. Coffins in a grave are multiple. Little attention is paid to mourners! He's the newsmaker of the year, If there is still such a thing! For indeed different times are here; It's a new world of Corona's making! He found people living in peace, At least peace as we' had come to know it. Being, as he is, a life changing disease, He despoiled in a manner rabied! "Everyone has to stay at home, Then the virus will not travel! No spectators for any sort of game Or sitting at a bar with a liquor bottle!" He cares little about national pride. He looks down upon local wars Or the special day of a bride! He shuts down both bank and bourse! Corona has eclipsed every concern: Major issues are whitewashed! How food for your children you will earn Is rendered insignificant and quashed! "Call the intelligent men of the land! Let them cast their lots and tell When this distress is going to end! Bring all tools this curse to quell!" It's been ten months and there's still no cure Except the recommended hygiene methods. Governments and institutions must procure Personal protection and nutrition needs. The world is hoping for a vaccine,... Earnestly hoping for a miracle: That the journey to a medicine May indeed prove a shorter cycle! Maybe Corona will make us one: Oriental, Caucasian, African, all one race, And all the living under the sun, Might learn to have a little more grace!

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Date: 10/20/2020 11:46:00 AM
It is ugly indeed...
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