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The new pestilence

There at once looms a lethal disease Across the globe begins to breeze Taking its toll on the old and young Flings the whole world into unease Danger impending, little chance to duck Everyone ruffled, nervous, and in shock Afraid of others, chary to mingle Damning this pouring pestilent ill luck Panicked public storm the stores Grabbing disinfectants in scores Masks are scarce, so is alcohol Unmasked la-di-das behave like boors Some authorities use all their might To appease people’s pains and plight Some tell big lies to their people And are too dark to light the night On the up-and-up, working nonstop Medical staff always on the hop Risking their lives, wasting their limbs To save thousands in rescue op It was the plague in the days of yore That mercilessly killed of rich and poor Now Covid 19 seems to reign supreme In scaring man maybe even more Yet this too shall pass thanks to the mettle Of all the scientists who will not settle Until they ascertain the proper cure And take off man’s side, this biting nettle But worries won’t cease. Only, they change They’re so diverse and broad in range Global, national, personal, or what? Momentous, petty, or even strange!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2020

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