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Published:Sunday | April 5, 2020 | 12:15 AM
Unknown persons fixed face masks at the figures of the bronze sculpture ‘Dancing Girls’ by artist Ursula Schneider-Schulz in Jena, Germany, Friday, April 3, 2020.
Unknown persons fixed face masks at the figures of the bronze sculpture ‘Dancing Girls’ by artist Ursula Schneider-Schulz in Jena, Germany, Friday, April 3, 2020.

COVID-19 nightmare

The poet in me lies dormant in this COVID-19 nightmare,

So concerned am I, to ensure that I’m taking care

Of my person, my property, my family, my friends,

Making sure to tie up all loose ends!

There’s food to buy, and vitamins,

Toilet tissue, paper towels, tonic and gin;

Then there’s bleach, rubbing alcohol, soap and sanitiser,

Plus buying cases of water makes you the wiser!

We’re told lemons and limes are necessities,

So is garlic, and ginger in soups and in teas:

The hotter the liquid, the better defence

Against coronavirus antigens!

Social distancing, the new law of the land,

Segregated, and masked, there we stand

Six feet from each other, so one will not

Be labelled a “COVIDiot.”

“Safer in Place” means quarantined

Away from our jobs and other needs

Face time, video chats, video conferencing

Have millions working remotely – a brand new thing!

The situation is dire and will surely require

Proactive leadership from those up higher –

As well as the cooperation of everyone –

To arrest this virus of pandemic proportion!

– Hyacinth Burgess-Gregory

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Queen Corona

Queen Corona really bad

Everybody almost a go mad

She just a bring nuff stress, Lawd nothing less

Children a fi work from home

While parents control di throne

Di schoolwork so nuff

It jus a cause parents fi puff

Some a dem caan understand it at all

That it a mek them feel fi bawl

Others nuh have no work and di bills a fi pay

Dem just a sit and wish fi COVID19 go abay

People a fi line up fi get food

All when dem no in a di mood

What a condition

Pon di Nation

Dem wey quarantine

A fi tan behind the scene

Dem freedom cut fi true

But what else can they do

For so di virus a spread

People just a drop dead

Every day we listen to the news

We just get more confuse

But Queen Corona just a flow

While she fling di blow

We caan endure it no more

Please come up wid di cure

What a condition

Pon di Nation

– Cornett Hunter