by Shira D Gordon, PhD April 3, 2020
Coronavirus—its spreading among us
Changing the world in a way we don’t yet know
Its reach continues to grow
Sars-CoV-2 –the virus
Is newly emerged
Newly in people
We don’t have immunity
Its knocking us down
The elderly, the compromised
Its spinning us around
We thought it was like the flu
But people spread it, as it’s just unseen
The disease comes later, as CoVid-19
It’s a respiratory illness
It makes us cough and it’s hard to breath
The world is coming to a stillness
As we all start to bereave
Doctors have no cure
The days blur together
We have to weather this storm
Stop the spread
So fewer are dead.
We keep physical distance
With little resistance.
We work remotely
Schools are out.
Businesses are shut.
Watch the news.
And try not to get in a rut.
Scientists are working on a vaccine
And all we can do is keep our hands clean
Reduce contact with others for the sake of our grandmothers
Our friends with asthma
Flatten the curve
Or better yet, have it dip down
Together we’ll turn this around
The coronavirus is a global pandemic
Like we’ve never seen before
Together we’ll fight it
Regardless of what’s in store
We have to try not to panic
Instead help each other out and be strong
Coronavirus will leave a mark
But together we’ll shout our new song