April 30th, 2020-Worst Case Scenario!"Is there anybody out there?
I don't know
cause I'm hunkered down here
like all the other folks in the world.
But I need to know....
I need to know!"
I woke up this morning
and I went outside
to an alien landscape
that made me want to hide...
but it couldn't be denied.
In the midst of
a lovely Springtime
on a warm and sunny day
there was no one
they had each chosen to stay
sheltered in their sterile habitats
sharing no fun and no labor.
Cause I looked all up
and down my street
and didn’t see one neighbor.
I wanted to jump in my car
and flee this strange behavior
but my town was in a lockdown
cause they’d yet to find a savior.
And the stats on those who’d died
headed towards numbers that were greater
then the black plague that sent
50 million souls to their creator.
We're all prisoners to a virus
in a massive worldwide crisis
with a dry form of bronchitis
and a fever that ignites us
like a match it strikes and bites us.
it’s always been right here beside us
but with a speed that was unrighteous
it stole the air that once supplied us
with no cure to put inside us
Taking the humble and the pious
it knows no race nor creed or bias
we're suffering so much that’s denied us
and our leaders can’t advise us
cause most of them met their demises.
And though it doesn’t wish for us to die,
because it craves a living host
there are many who will not survive
isolated till they're ghosts.
But we knew that this was coming
and yet nobody sat discussing
on how we’d handle such a pummeling
where good folks would be succumbing
Just lots of fumbling and bumbling
with disbelievers shrugging
and politicians mumbling
promises that they would try
to protect the populations
from all fading with a sigh
and will we sadly see them hugging
family members as they die?
Yet the real question is WHY????
for far too long the risks
of such pandemics were denied.
it’s the 21st Damn Century
it was always evidentiary
Scientist knew that eventually
we would be in the trajectory
of a viruses cruel treachery
but our leaders chose
to wait and see
cause the costs might
drain their treasuries.
was it worth the
savings paid for
in the lives lost and
those yet to be?
So we sit home
of just how good...
life used to be
isolated from humanity
while other folks die randomly
and the next statistic tragically
might be part of your family
or maybe even you and me!
I hope this is something I don't see.
While others live on frugally
until perhaps eventually
vaccines will be reality
then we will all, at last, be free
to go back to normality.
But viruses sleep patiently
we must learn from this catastrophe
or will we live in apathy
with no path to immunity
of what has yet to come,
We must prepare and be aware
and do what must be done
to stop viruses in their tracks
before they poison far too fast
the next one might be worse in fact...
a far more deadly one
Mother Nature often culls the herds
But culling us is quite absurd
Technology must work on cures
that they all know will heal for sure
set aside designing other crap!!
and catch this virus in a trap
I am not big on eternal naps
I’ll be glad to pay a virus tax’
to keep this monkey off our backs.
Please don’t let more
months and years elapse
Vote for those whose plans
will have impact!
to stop vicious, viral attacks,
it just might work.... perhaps…..??
but I'd rather die,
knowing they tried
far harder than the
last time nations cried
when Corona came & ruled world wide
Folks, I'm praying this poem's fiction.
it is not a true prediction
but if it causes any friction
I'm just a poet, that's my mission
and my heart is truly wishing
that we'll reach a benediction
of this plague, we won't be missing!
I'll see you all on the flipside...God willing.
Art~Whimsically Yours Studio
Stellar music played & produced by Niteshift-©-2020
Vocals & Lyrics by-Matthew Frederick Blowers III-©-2020
"Godspeed to all who are ill, and eternal peace
to those who have died."
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