To the tune of "Amazing Grace."




Don't Touch Your Face

Don't touch your face; it isn't wise,

     You could catch this disease!

Keep hands away from nose and eyes,

     And elbow every sneeze.

 

At first I was inclined to scoff

    At all the cautious souls

Who use Purell at every cough

     And stockpile Charmin rolls.

 

 But now I see this virus, folks, 

    Is nasty and it's mean:

And even though we'll crack some jokes,

     Beware COVID-19!

 

My seminars have gone online,

     My meetings, on a screen:

My only company is mine

     Thanks to COVID-19.

 

 Society is distancing,

     Contact's through cyberspace,

And holy preachers preach one thing,

     "Thou shalt not touch thy face."

 

 The World Health Org and CDC

     Are sounding the alarm:

They will our surest guardians be

     To steer us clear from harm.

 

I've been indoors for several days 

    As counsel sage commands;

I'm hoping no contagion stays

      Upon my scrubbed-clean hands.

 

But still I crave community

     And hours of carefree fun.

They will, I trust, come back to me,

     When quarantine is done.





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Written on 2020-03-16 at 17:22

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Bibek The PoetBay support member heart!
What I find interesting is the way you've infused humor even in such a serious topic as coronavirus. A light-hearted treatment of such a grave subject. Enjoyed reading it immensely.
2020-03-19


Elle The PoetBay support member heart!
It's not so easy teaching music online, so I am still in school with 900 boys - won't be long I think before our doors are closed for a while and online learning never quite replaces but better than nothing. Strange times we live in

Elle x
2020-03-17