A LITTLE POEM FOR STRANGE AND TERRIBLE TIMES
I’m Coronavirus dum de do de day
I came to you from China far away (Hey!)
I heard you weren’t ready
With your government unsteady
Oh, yippee oh doodle yo ki-yay! (Hey!)
Oh what fun I’ll have
As I travel everywhere
Slicing through this new world
The most fun in a hundred years, OHHHHH!
Ring around your rosy
Sing your song so posy
Grab a glass and liquor up
Settle in, be cozy.
Another long night is on the way.
I know it’s not really funny, but after a while? We need a laugh, don’t we?
There’s a story that goes with this. Last night I woke up around four in the morning. I had this silly poem running around in my head. I know from past painful experiences that if I don’t write it down immediately, it will be gone before I wake up in the morning. All I will remember is that I had a poem in my head, but no idea what it was. So, before the crack of dawn, I opened the Mac and wrote this down.
I figured it would be gibberish, but it was actually not that bad. Not exactly great poetry, but I thought you might need a giggle. I sure do.