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Corona Virus Revised

these are some of my corona virus poems written earlier in the year and revised accordingly.  Please see More Corona virus for the latest corona virus collection.  And remember to stay safe!!!!!

more corona virus poems

Wearing a Mask Controversy

Cosmos 2020 April Poetry Part Two

Cosmos’s 2020 April Poetry Part One

Older Poems

the Virus from Hell is amused
End of the World
Every Day I Turn on the News *
Irony Meters Blow Gaskets
Chaos *
Corona Virus Fears Tanka
My Phobias Overwhelm Me
Fear Fills the Air
More Trouble Every Day
Trouble Every Day Frank Zappa
The Torture Never Stops – Frank Zappa
by pass the alarms spreading across the land
corona cinqku
Taking a Walk in the Corona Era
A lone man stands in an empty parking lot
empty parking lot
It is a hell of a world we live in ain’t it?
Pause for a moment amidst the media madness
I feel as if the whole world needs to be cancelled
The Virus King Cried *
Bring out your dead
the Virus Came From Hell
The Delivery System of the Virus is Round
the corona virus is testing us all
The call goes out
the four horse men ready to ride
nature spirits revolt agains humanity
Last Human on Island
corona virus Haiku
hell
Bring Out Your Dead
death comes knocking
be afraid afraid
The Virus Came From Hell
Hope Springs Eternal in our Winter of our Discontent
the Virus King Has Arrived
Kimchi Blues
Humor keeps us sane
Peacock Speaks
Iguana Talks to humanity
To all the friends I am about to loose
corona fears
quarantine blues
I Wish for Peace During this time of crisis
Ten million stories in the Naked City
The Mist from Hell Descends on the land
Conversation with the Gods About Corona Virus
Under the canopy of the pine trees we lay –
corona fears
to those I have lost
We live in an Orwellian world
새영 지마 saeyeong jima  plays out in life
corona virus tanka
The best meal of my life
corona virus haiku
White Flower spring Time Haiku
Woman releases balloons of hope
life interrupted by corona
Saudade for friends I have lost
The end of the world news depresses me

 

 

the Virus from Hell is amused

 

corona virus

corona virus

the Virus from Hell is amused
laughing at the world’s panicked reaction
as it marches through the world unabated
infecting everyone in its wake

as the world awaits its fate
the virus smiles he ain’t no fake
he is the real deal
he is death itself

he is the end of the world
the grim reaper is smiling
god is silent as usual

the world’s leaders
dither and dater
as the economy craters
everyone hoping that God
will save them

the virus does not care
insults and orders do not work
the virus simply does its virus thing

infecting everyone it encounters
and thousands will die
equal opportunity offender

killing the rich and the poor alike
but more poor people
just so many more poor people
than the few billionaires

the virus smile
his work is done
and mankind is doomed

so be it the virus thinks
that is the way of the world
and the virus is the new king
of the world

End of the World

corona viruscorona virus

end of world
the fears world-wide
soon find us dead
bring out the dead
will the dead die

death lies here there
there goes here
as death here comes
soon here death comes

Every Day I Turn on the News

 

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every day I turn on the news
nothing but news about the virus
the virus from hell

the world is filled with fear
and my anxiety levels rise

every time I turn on the news
oh my god I say
we are all going to die

and I am so afraid
afraid of everyone
afraid of everything

dreading the latest news
and nothing relieves my fear

I watch the world
loosing its collective mind
wondering how much more of this
can  we all take

I scream out
Dear God save us all
god is silent as usual

and so I realized
we are doomed

perhaps it is the end times
perhaps not

I turn off the TV
try to stay calm

hoping the madness
will not overwhelm us all

Irony Meters Blow Gaskets 

donald trumpdonald trump

the Irony meter gasket
is blown again and again
with every statement
of our chaos president

and his endless surrogates
promoting the latest Presidential
on spot guidance by our great leader
that must be true

because our dear leader
says it is so

The President accuses his democratic rival
of being senile and needs to be in home
and will be run by his radical left allies

and the right wing media
echoes the presidential absurd comments
refusing to acknowledge
that the president himself
is rapidly fading into dementia

and his radical right cronies
are looting the government
driving out expertise
even in the midst of pandemic

Oh  yeah the irony meters
are blowing gaskets
every single day

Chaos

 

trump clown in chieftrump clown in chief

the world descends into chaos
as our world leaders
led by the chaos president

are overwhelmed
by the smallest
enemy of all

a simple virus
straight out of hell
blows through the crumbling
third world public health infrastructure

living proof of the decline of America
and no one is prepared
and panic ensures
with every Presidential tweet

as people don’t believe
a word he says
conspiracy rumors spread
everyone believes their own reality

as the world spins out of control
the chaos king is in his element
convince that only he knows
the deal
and everyone else
is iust a bit player
in the reality show
that he presides over

and so the rest of us
hunker down
just hoping for the best
as the panic and
chaos spreads faster
than the virus

are we doomed
can we survive
will God save us?
he is silent as always

Corona Virus Fears Tanka

 

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Corona virus
lurking fears all around me
we all will die
the TV screaming nonstop
Must be afraid be afraid

My Phobias Overwhelm Me

 

covid 19 spreadcovid 19 spread
lately I have become scared
of everything
the news scares me, the corona virus scares me, the presidential race scares me, fears of gun men in the street, terrorism, fears of getting sick, fears of dogs, fears of other people, fear of loosing money, fears of becoming demented old man, lost in his nightmares on the street just another invisible homeless bum in the end of his life
all these phobias overwhelm me
time to walk away from my fears
and realize
it will be alright
everything will be alright
As long as I have you
by my side

Fear Fills the Air

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watching the news
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blather on and on

the world is ending
pandemic is coming

we are going to die
and the fear grows
and the restrictions grow

travel comes to stop
the economy comes to  a stop

everyone is so afraid
our leaders fret
say that everything is fine
as the world enters

the second great depression
and we are faced
with the reality
all over the world

idiots in high places
the masters of the universe
are in charge

the internet spreads
the wildest rumors
must be true

I read it on the internet
the truth is lost
in the shuffle

no one believes anyone
everything thinks
that they know
it is all a conspiracy

the thought comes to mind
we are all so ’S….
end of the world
is upon us

is this the best we can get?

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watching the news
one wonders

how in this great country
of ours

335 million people
among the most educated
richest people in the world

we can end up
with such idiots in high places
running out country?

these idiots in charge
no disrespect intended

both political parties
all corporations
and our institutions
except maybe the military

has been infected
by this virus
of epic incompetence
greed and indifference
to the general good

who loudly constantly proclaim
that they are Christians
while violating
all of Christ’s teachings

Jesus if he came back
would scream out
I am not Christian

it is all about me
and mine

and you can go
to hell
if you dare to disagree

and so we tweet and titter
and watch the news
reading the latest rumors
and I wonder

if there is a god
or if there is a devil
and are we overwhelmed
by the dismal news

why can’t we have better
leaders
better people
in our leaders
around the world

has god abandoned us
are we in hell
or did god ever exist
except in our fevered imagination

will god save us all
or will the world
just go around the sun
indifferent to our pleas?

no answer
must watch the news
consumed by the need
to see the latest news

and so it goes
and I wake up

the sun is up
and the nightmares
fade away

until I watch the news
and the madness consumes
us all again and again

as the corona virus
marches on and on
consuming us all
as the world falls apart

these must be the end times
I hope I will be raptured away
even if I am not a Christian

More Trouble Every Day

The Old Zappa song plays
on in my head
every time I turn on the news

and see more trouble every day
no one can delay
the trouble coming every day

Frank Zappa died too soon
before the horrors of the Trump era
and the corona end of the world plague

that he would have foreseen
if he had lived on
he was truly a prophet

crying in the wildness
while making money
as an over night sensation

as he saw the slime
oozing out of the TV sets
we will do what we are told
for the rights to us have been sold

And Jesus too
has been sold
to the highest bidder

nothing but a business deal
in America
the land of the constant deal

and so I turn off the TV
and realize that

the torture never ends
the torture never ends

Trouble Every Day

more trouble every day  Frank Zappa

Well I’m about to get sick
From watchin’ my TV
Been checkin’ out the news
Until my eyeballs fail to see
I mean to say that every day
Is just another rotten mess
And when it’s gonna change, my friends
Is anybody’s guess
So I’m watchin’ and I’m waitin’
Hopin’ for the best
Even think I’ll go to prayin’
Every time I hear ’em sayin’
That there’s no way to delay
That trouble comin’ every day
No way to delay
That trouble comin’ every day
Wednesday I watched the riot…
I seen the cops out on the street
Watched ’em throwin’ rocks and stuff
And chokin’ in the heat
Listened to reports
About the whisky passin’ ’round
Seen the smoke & fire
And the market burnin’ down
Watched while everybody
On his street would take a turn
To stomp and smash and bash and crash
And slash and bust…

The Torture Never Stops
Frank Zappa

torture never stops

Flies all green and buzzin’
In this dungeon of despair
Prisoners grumblin
Piss they clothes
Scratch their matted hair
A tiny light from a window-hole
Hundred yards away
That all they ever get to know
‘Bout the regular life in the day
‘Bout the regular life in the day
Slime and rot and rats and snuck
Vomit on the floor
Fifty ugly soldier men
Holdin’ spears by the iron door
Stinks so bad, stones are chokin’
Weepin’ greenish drops
In the den where
The giant fire puffer works
And the torture never stops
The torture never stops, torture
The torture never stops
The torture never stops
Flies all green and buzzin’
In this dungeon of despair
An evil prince eats a steamin’ pig
In a tumbers right near there
In the chambers right near there
He eats de snouts an trotters first!…

by pass the alarms spreading across the land

to bypass the alarms spreading across the land
the circuit breakers are breaking down
as the alarms go on and on
with the end of the world
the end days approaching
spreading the alarm far and wide

corona cinqku

corona virus
corona virus

corona
it came from hell
we must be all prepared
meet God

Taking a Walk in the Corona Era

peace forest
peace forest

every day I go for a walk
in the spring time woods
near my house

braving the weather
and the dreaded corona virus

wearing masks and gloves
keeping a distance
from anyone we encounter

that is life it seems
in the era of the corona virus

when will it end
no one knows
until then
I will brave the viral threat

and confront my fears
and walk in the park

with the love of my life
my bride my wife
by my side

in these challenging times
that is all we can do

A lone man stands in an empty parking lot

empty parking lot
empty parking lot

A lone man stands in an empty parking lot
contemplating the new normal
social distancing run amuck

as fears of the corona super plague
plague the land
driving everyone inside

sheltering in place
afraid to go out
afraid of the deadly c virus

It is a hell of a world we live in ain’t it?

two friends on a bench
two friends on a bench

It is a hell of a world we live in ain’t it?
said the old man to me
sitting on a bench
in the park in the woods

as we both sought shelter
from the spreading chaos
the pandemic swirling around us

Yes I said
standing up
to enforce the proper distance
between us

don’t want to give the virus a chance
to spread between us

he smiled and said
relax I already went through it
I am fine and you will too

Pause for a moment amidst the media madness

Pause for a moment amidst the media madness
All around us fears and chaos
Unlike the end of the world approaching us
Sadness overcomes us dooming us to our fate
Every we go nothing but death awaits

I feel as if the whole world needs to be cancelled

I feel as if the whole world
needs to be canceled
due to rough times ahead
due to the corona madness
and the thread of pure craziness
that it inspires in us all

The Virus King Cried

the virus king cried
virus king cried

the virus king smiled
as the politicians lied
saying that the end was near
the virus king infected thousands more
and killed hundreds of people

the virus king sneered
as people panicked
and partied on the beach

the virus king infected thousands more
and killed hundreds of people

the virus king laughed
as the markets crashed
millions became unemployed
the virus king infected thousands more
and killed hundreds of people

the virus king roared
as the world slid into chaos
people turning on one another

the virus king infected thousands more
and killed hundreds of people

the virus king smirked
knowing that there was nothing
that they could do to stop
his army from infecting millions
and killing thousands

the virus King begin to realize
that soon there would be no one left
no one for his army to infect
as everyone was dying

the virus King yelled
remaining defiant
as civilization collapsed

billions were infected
millions died

the Virus King at last cried
when he saw that he was defeated
as one by one
people began to recover
and his reign of terror came to an end

Bring out your dead

grimm reaper
grimm reaper

the call bring out your dead
spreads around the world
as millions die

all over the world
the virus has spread
mutated and killed

all over the world
bring out your dead

the mournful cries
echoing in the wind
of the dying cities

mass starvation
as no is working
in the fields

as more people die
and the world spins
around the sun
with the politicians lying
and the dead still dying

as civilization dies
and humanity flee
into the wilderness
chased by the killer virus
straight down to hell

the Virus Came From Hell

coronavirus
coronavirus

the virus came from hell
straight out of a mad lab
born and raised in China
the virus spread from Dinah
all over to carolina

it spread from the lab
the mad virus of Hell
was mad as hell at humans

who it blamed for everything
seeing itself as cleansing everything
killing the world and everything
revenge against humans

perhaps virus came from God
more likely came from Satan
part of natures’ revenge

all designed to avenge
the damage to Stonehenge
virus came from Satan

The Delivery System of the Virus is Round

cover 19 spread
cover 19 spread

the delivery system of the virus is round
very simple system
the virus spreads around
and all must pay the price
death and destruction

the corona virus is testing us all

the corona virus is testing us all
is it a plague
sent by God
if we have faith
will we recover

or it is beyond our control
the end of the world
does god hear our prayers
does god even exist

the virus from hell
spreads around the world
and test our faith

will god save us all
I have no answer
but perhaps if god exists
we will recover
from this plague
from hell

The call goes out

the call goes out
stay at home
to beat the dreaded c virus
will we live
or all die?

the four horse men ready to ride

 

four horsemen
four horsemen

the end of the world is upon us
as god unleashes the corona virus
which is spreading across the land

the four horse men are ready
to begin their grim journey
announcing the end of the world

the white horse comes first
offering peace and hope
in the midst of death
and despair

the red horse rides second
ushering in war
throughout the world

as nations turn on each other
and civil war looms

the Black Horse is ready
unleashing famine
on a starving world

as people stay at home
and food rots in the field

no one is able
to work any more
as the virus kills more
and more

the pale horse rides last

bringing death
in his wake
death all around us

as the virus kills us all
and civilization ends

the four horse men
have done their job

the virus finishes its reign of terror
and the few survivors
beging to recover

end of the world
came and went
and they are still alive
thanks to God

who remains silent
as always

nature spirits revolt agains humanity

all around the world
nature’s spirits
are on the move

the world is changing
as the nature’s spirits
rise up
in revolt against humanity

is this the end time
is nature on revolt
against humanity

is this the end for us all
will the virus kill us all
will nature rise up
and kill us all?

Last Human on Island

in the deep blue sea
nothing there
but death and destruction
virus all around
pandemic plague
Apocalyptic views
end of times
death of civilization

corona virus Haiku

 

corona virus
corona virus

corona virus

staying home
waiting for death
Afraid everything

the virus came from hell

the virus came from hell
staying home waiting for death
Afraid everything

Bring Out Your Dead

bring out your dead cries
break out all over the world
we are waiting death

death comes knocking

death comes knocking
on our doorsteps tonight
will God hear prayers

be afraid afraid

be afraid afraid
Must be afraid every one
Death is at our door

The Virus Came From Hell

the virus came from Hell
ravaging the entire world
all waiting for death

from april 2020 Poems

Cosmos’s 2020 April Poetry

Wednesday April 1  Hope Springs Eternal in our Winter of our Discontent   writer’s digest prompt Posted

corona virus
corona virus

Hope springs eternal in the winter of our discontent

On the daily news that fills us with dread
Perfect storm of hatred, fear and despair
Everywhere we go nonstop fear broadcasted

Despair fills my heart as I turn on the news
Everywhere we are in the midst of the pandemic
Simply put death is at hand

Planning for the future yet waiting for death
At worst we will all die not today but soon
In the long term we are all dead

Remembering the dead all around us
yet I end this poem with a word of hope

hoping for the best
while preparing for the worst
all I can do to stay sane
as I await my fate

on this dismal date
April 1 is indeed
April Fool’s date
is that our fate
this endless dance with death?

and to end with a sign of hope
I know that if I have you by my side
I will survive I will survive
until the end of time itself
takes us to the other side

based on writer’s digest daily April poetry month challenge to write a poem about hope

the Virus King Has  Arrived

poetry soup version is the Virus King has arrived = as poetry soup did not like the word “Hell”

corona
corona

the virus from hell has arrived
catching the world unprepared

it erupted out of China
then began its terrifying reign
wiping out thousands of people
destroying jobs and economies
killing people left and right

it seemed like something
out of our worst nightmares
but at least it was not
the dreaded zombie flu
perhaps that is next’s fall’s nightmare

as the virus from hell
prepares for a fresh assault
to finish us all off

second poem for april poetry month © 2 hours ago, john Cosmos Aller

  

Thursday April 2 posting

Kimchi Blues

kimchi
kimchi

Oh yeah

I got the kimchi blues
every day since I first ate it
back in the day

long before i went to Korea
ended up staying on in Korea
after i retired from decade
in the Foreign Service

and ten years studying
and living in Korea
before I joined
the Foreign Service

When I first ate kimchi
I was hooked
sort of a spicier version

of German sauerkraut
which i loved on my top dog
from Berkeley high school days

then off to korea
in the peace corps
where I ate kimchi

every day for every meal
and eventually I woke up
dreaming of kimchi and rice

instead of pancakes and eggs
then I knew
that I had finally adjusted
and was becoming half Korean

and now I am a hopeless kimchi addict
need to have my spicy kimchi
which is so good for you

perhaps even defeating the dreaded corona virus?
who knows but I will be eating Kimchi
until my day is done

Friday April 3

Humor keeps us sane

Pensively prompt – unpublished

corona virus
corona virus

it is a piece of what we need to do
to prevent us from getting
the dreaded corona virus
coming up your nose

Peacock Speaks

peacock speaks
peakcock speaks

as the virus spreads
around the world
the peacock in the zoo
speaks up

talking on behalf
of their fellow species
he called upon humans
to free them from their zoo prisons
and let them be free

before it was too late
and humanity met their fate
becoming a ghost in the wind

creative talents unleashed prompt

Iguana Talks to humanity

iquana will miss human friends
iguana will miss human friends

the wise old Iguana
woke from its nightmares
of the end of the world

as humanity faded away
the iguana was scared
but afraid of the future

and he would miss
his human friends

creative talents unleashed prompt

writing.com prompt daily dew april poems

To all the friends I am about to loose

over the years
I have known so many people
and now when the virus
is spreading out around the world

I will soon be hearing
that this person has died
and that person has died

I will outlive many of my friends
from around the world

part of getting old
something that I fear

one day perhaps
people will hear
that jake has died

and they will say
that they barely knew me
and wished that they had

taken the time
to become my friend
Just as I think
about all the friends

i am about to loose
to this killer virus
running amuck

writing.com prompt daily dew April poems

corona fears

covid 19 virus
covid 19 virus

corona
the word fills us with dread
spreading around the world today
will we all survive this
corona

Saturday April 4

quarantine blues

quarantine
quarantine

Quarantine such an ugly word
Unlike any other
All at home
Regardless of desires
No where to go
That is the worst part of it
In fact enforced staying at home
Not too bad
Especially if I have you by my side

Blues come over me
Looking out the window
Unable to go out
Everyone everybody afraid
Sums up my fearful fears

poetry soup contest

I Wish for Peace During this time of crisis

I wish for peace and happiness
during this time of despair
pandemic fears all around us
death stalking us daily

I wish for health
amid the carnage
all around me

I wish for leadership
from our President
from our governors
and our congress

and most importantly
I wish that I will survive

with my love at my side
experiencing love
in the time of corona

Ten million stories in the Naked City

there are a million stories
every day in the naked city
millions of people

stripped naked
to the bone
staring down the dead
the dead staring back

in this time
of pandemic
the dead stare out at us

mocking us
as they leave the earth
naked as when they arrived

All poetry contest – write a naked poem

The Mist from Hell Descends on the land

the mist settles down on the land
the mist covers us all
the scent of death

the grim reaper
rides behind the miss
infecting those around him

the mark of death
as the mist covers the land
the end of the world
comes with the mist from hell

Conversation with the Gods About Corona Virus

 

jehova
jehova

Rev. Jake ’s on-line sermon on the Corona Virus

I am reverend Jake and I have a message from God

Last night I had a vision from God
it was his message to the world
about this pandemic we are facing

I found myself in a large room
Jehovah, God, was sitting in the middle
surrounded by the other Gods
they were all there

Jesus on his right
Allah on his left
Buddha behind him

Ganesh, Shiva, Kali
Mohammed, Joseph Smith and other prophets
Gabriel and other angels abound
St Peter in front of his as his Chief of Staff

Zeus, Jupiter, Minerva and ancient
other gods all around him

God spoke up
He said
I have a message for you

to give to your people
all of your people
no matter what religion
or no religion at all
it is all one after all

first the corona virus
is a natural phenomenon
we have no control
over forces of nature

and we did not send
it to you
to punish you
for homosexuality
or anything else at all

Second obey the health directives
stay at home
do your services on line

it is okay with us
we are fine with that

the blood of Jesus
will not save you
If you are in a crowded place
like church or a mosque service

the virus will spread
and catch you in the end

Prayers alone will not save you
but please keep praying
we do listen to your prayers
but we can only do so much

So please don’t allow the virus
to spread
because of your ignorance
and fear

realize that in the end
the virus will do its thing
and you will survive

and we
all the gods here
love you humans

and wish you well
so stay at home
practice self-distancing

It is God’s will
all will survive

Under the canopy of the pine trees we lay –

pine trees jpeg
pine trees jpeg

under the canopy of the pine trees we lay
along the world peace forest
in Korea

walking the forest
in the spring time
fearing the corona virus
and everyone around us

watch the snowing cherry trees
and the wind whispering
the voices of ghosts

those newly dead
and we lay down
under the canopy of the pine trees

waiting for our turn
to face the grim reaper

in this dismal day
in April
truly the cruelest month
of them all

from the poem ‘Under the canopy of pine trees
poetry soup contest

corona fears

corona
corona

corona
the word fills us with dread
spreading around the world today
will we all survive this
corona

to those I have lost

with the corona virus upon us
I am bracing to hear the news
that so and so has died

I reflect back
on all the people in my life
that I have already lost

part of being older
is that you lose people
close to you along the way

I lost my father due to cancer in 1985
and my sister due to a freak illness in 2007
and my mother due to Alzheimer’s in 2005
and my father-in-law as well in 2007

Demel Tucker

high school debate teammate
dead of HIV in 1995

Julian Bartley and his son
one of my favorite bosses
died in a terrorist bombing
in Nairobi in 1998

Jon Weber college roommate
dead due to prostate cancer
in 2000

Paul Simon  friend from the visa line
dropped dead of a heart attack
in 2004

Ted Halstead
one of my best bosses
died of heart attack
in 2007

Chris Richard one of my former bosses
dropped dead of a heart attack
shortly before we were due
to have lunch in 2014

and so many others
I have lost
along the way

and soon there will be
so many more

as I get old
in the corona era

writing.com daily dew drop prompt to write an elegy poem

We live in an Orwellian world

1984 image
1984 images

we are living
in an Orwellian 1984 world
and have been for decades

we are assaulted daily
by alternative realties
promoted by various politicians
designed to shut down
all rational thought

true Orwellian thought control
and now with the corona virus
massive surveillance
has become the norm

and when the crisis is over
the surveillance will continue
on one excuse after another

forever as Orwell’s nightmare
big brother ruling us all
comes true

based on the fear that the massive increase in social surveillance being deployed against the Corona virus will after the crisis is over continue forever under one excuse or another as the Orwellian big brother dictatorships around the world become permanent

saeyeong jima  plays out in life

The Korean Proverb
saeyeong jima
recently came to life in my life

The meaning of the proverb
Is that you can never know whether something
will be good or bad

and that unexpectedly
what appears to be bad fortune
turns out to be a good fortune

The proverb played
out recently in my life

about lunar  New Year’s Day
we were preparing to go to Thailand
from two weeks from our home
in South Korea

and then at the end of February
we would go to DC

My wife blew out her lumber desk
and we were forced to cancel our trips

This occurred
just as the coronavirus
was taking off around the world

and if we had gone
we may have been stuck either in Thailand
or we may have been stuck in the United States

and traveling
in the mist of a corona outbreak
would probably mean
that we would have been exposed
to the virus

instead we were forced to stay home
and self quarantine ourselves
and therefore
we escaped being exposed to the coronavirus

and we feel much safer
here in Korea  where the outbreak is contained
rather than in DC
where it is still spreading everywhere

so in a sense her misfortune
throwing out her disk
which resulted in us staying at home
and avoiding the coronavirus

is the true meaning
of the Korean Chinese expression
saeyeong jima

writers digest prompt write a lucky/unlucky poem

corona virus tanka

corona virus
it is spreading all over
the world dying
I walk down the path of life
Along with love of my wife

The best meal of my life

korean feast jpg
korean feast jpg

the best meals of my life
has always been what my wife
cooks up for me every night

she is a genius in the kitchen
always making something great
from the simplest ingredients

Because she came down with celiac disease
she could  only eat
what she prepared from scratch

and so she was forced
to give up all processed foods

and in the process she became
the greatest cook
in the universe

I wait with baited breath
to taste the great food
that she creates for me

on lunar new years
she threw out her lumbar disk
and we were forced to stay home

just as the corona pandemic
swept across the world

if we had traveled
we would have contracted
the dreaded corona virus

and we were forced
to stay at home

and she took advantage
of staying at home
to try new dishes
every single day

I recall the Korean proverb
saeyeong jima

as her misfortune
turned into fortune

and once again
she saved me life

I am the luckiest man in life
the best fed man of all I know
due to the cooking skills of my wife

Writing.com daily dew drop prompt write a food poem

corona virus haiku

corona virus
brings death and our destruction
destroying our life

White Flower spring Time Haiku

white flowers in spring haiku
white flowers in spring haiku

now in the springtime
white flowers blooming in the park
corona death waits

Woman releases balloons of hope

ballons for peace
ballons for peace

A young woman
walks in a park
on a sunny spring day

carrying 25 red balloons
each red balloon
contains  the name of those
that recently died

in the corona virus pandemic
she is releasing the balloons
hoping they would
rise  to heaven

with a request for God
to hear her prayers
End this pandemic
End the death and destruction
release us from the corona pandemic

the woman releases the balloons
and slowly walks back to her house
to prepare to attend yet another funeral
as the pandemic swirls all around her

creative talents unleashed prompt

life interrupted by corona

covid19
covid19

we live in a strange world
life interrupted by corona
the virus spread throughout the world
disrupting everything

putting life on hold
as more people
hunkered down

waiting for the virus
to pass over us
like in biblical times

the virus
will test us all

and then
we will all
go back
to life interrupted

writing.com Daily Dew Drop interruption

Saudade for friends I have lost

as I get older
I lose more people
every year

more people I knew
have died moving on
and I mourn their lost friendship

wished I had been
a better friend for them
and knew them better

and with the corona virus
spreading around the world
I will lose so many more

in the coming year
as the virus spreads
its malignancy far and wide

I lost my father due to cancer in 1985
and my sister
due to a freak illness in 2007

and my mother
due to Alzheimer’s in 2005
and my father-in-law as well in 2007

Demel Tucker
high school debate teammate
dead of HIV in 1995

Julian Bartley and his son
died in a terrorist bombing
in Nairobi in 1998

Jon Weber college roommate
dead due to prostate cancer
in 2000

Paul Simon  friend from the visa line
dropped dead of a heart attack
in 2004

Ted Halstead
one of my best bosses
died of heart attack in 2007

Judy Fine
My Co-Ho partner in crime
died in 2006

Chris Richard
one of my former bosses
from my days in Bangkok

dropped dead of a heart attack
shortly before we were due
to have lunch in 2014

and so many others
I have lost
along the way

and soon there will be
so many more
as I get old in the corona era

writing.com  saudade poem

The end of the world news depresses me

trump jpg
trump jpg

the end of the world news
depresses me
makes me want to shout and scream
STFU leave me alone
to deal with my grief

amid the death and destruction
watching CNNMSNBCFOXBBC media nonstop
filled with essential dread
the end of the world is upon us

from the screaming news media
spreading forth across the land
fake news screams the president
all is alright he proclaims

no one believes his 16,000 lies
and so it goes

we are drowning with information
coming at us so fast and furious

When will it end my friend
is anyone’s guess
in the long run we are dead

National poetry Month Day Seven poem inspired by the news

God Did not Send the Corona Virus  as a Punishment Black Out Poem

Robert_Jeffress
Robert_Jeffress

 original text

During a press briefing today to address the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump was asked about certain Christian pastors who plan to defy state lockdown orders and hold Easter church services this Sunday.

“I’ve had talks with the pastors, and most of the pastors agree … that they are better off doing what they are doing, which is, distancing,” Trump said, adding that the pastors want to “get back to church so badly.”

Trump then referred to a notorious pastor who sits on his religious advisory council.

“I’m going to be watching Pastor Robert Jeffress, who’s been a great guy,” Trump said. “He’s a great guy and I’m going to be watching on a laptop.”

Jeffress is known for his litany of statements demonizing the LGBT community, abortion, and secular people. One of his most reviled comments came in 2015 when he said the 9/11 attacks were God’s punishment on America for abortion.

“People ask me all the time,” Jeffress said during a speech at Liberty University. “‘Well, I just don’t understand why God wouldn’t protect our nation and he would allow these radical Muslims in 2001 to kill 3,000 of our citizens and why God doesn’t protect us. Surely, God doesn’t use pagans to bring judgment upon his own people, does he?’”

“I’ve had talks with the pastors, and most of the pastors agree … that they are better off doing what they are doing, which is, distancing,” Trump said, adding that the pastors want to “get back to church so badly.”

Black out text

the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump

hold Easter church services this Sunday.

“I’ve had talks with the pastors, get back to church so badly.”
“He’s a great guy and I’m going to be watching on a laptop.”
he 9/11 attacks were God’s punishment on America for abortion.

“People ask me all the time,” ‘Well, I just don’t understand why God wouldn’t protect our nation and he would allow these radical Muslims in 2001 to kill 3,000 of our citizens and why God doesn’t protect us. Surely, God doesn’t use pagans to bring judgment upon his own people, does he?’”

Poem

Corona Pandemic is Not’s God’s Punishment

Amid  the coronavirus pandemic,
President Trump
Attended virtual Easter church services
I’ve had talks with the pastors,

We need to get back
to church so badly.”

Rev Jeffries is  a great guy
I’m going to be watching on a laptop.”

Rev Jeffries said

The 9/11 attacks were God’s punishment
on America for abortion.

“People ask me all the time,”
‘Well, I just don’t understand
why God wouldn’t protect our nation

and he would allow these
radical Muslims in 2001
to kill 3,000 of our citizens
and why God doesn’t protect us

Surely, God doesn’t use pagans
to bring judgment
upon his own people,
does he?’”

I am sad to report
Rev Jeffries
I spoke to God

This morning
He confirmed
He did not cause 9-11
To bring judgement
On the US
For abortion

He went on to say
The corona virus
Is beyond his control

And he is not sending it
To punish the US
Or the world

His final words
Please tell Rev Jeffries
To simply STFU

poetry super highway black out poem

the End

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