It’s easy to frown during lock-down

The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.

Thomas Jefferson

Yoh, wassup guys! Glad you could join me today.

I know the corona-virus is still on the loose. But here in my country things hadn’t been as bad as they were elsewhere. We hadn’t had a confirmed Covid19 case for months. That was until the leaders here decided to ease up on lock-down measures. As a result, we ended up recording more cases in the months of July and August than in the combined months of March, April, May and June.

So now, after having received a taste of normalcy these last two months we will be reverting back to the restrictions of lock-down. In reply to this dismal news, I wrote today’s poem to inspire myself–and others–not to despair because all this will eventually end–hopefully soon cause I’m not looking forward to being cooped up at home for too long. (I heard talk of a cure floating around in the air, so I remain optimistic all this will be nothing but a bad memory soon.)

Anyways, let me stop babbling and allow you to continue in reading today’s poem.

I know it’s easy to on your face develop a frown
Because the city has been placed under a lock-down
For it’s densely populated and is thus the perfect stage
For the corona-virus to continue running rampage.

I know it’s easy for you to get a frown on your face
Simply because you cannot move freely from place to place
Less the corona virus catches you in its grip
So that to a quarantine facility you’ll need to take a trip.

I know it’s easy to on your face develop a frown
All because the city has been put under a lock-down.
But I ask that you not look down in despair or dismay
Because eventually this pandemic will pass us by.

For now, just stay at home with a smile on your face
Because at-least you can move freely around your space.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

The Poets Peace

A Walk Through The City

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something sometime in your life.

Winston Churchill

As I walk through the streets
of a city plagued by the Corona virus
I will fear no illness
for my mask keeps the harmful particles at bay
and my sanitizer keeps the germs away
from my hands.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

The Poets Peace

Covid-19 Creativity

You can only give happiness to others once you’ve found happiness yourself.

Ever since I first made contact with you
I knew you would be the virus
That plagues my thoughts
So much so that i wouldn’t be able
To keep them under lock down

No mask could protect me from you
That is how infectious you were

I kept my sanitizer close
Hoping to keep you at bay
But somehow you still found a way
To bypass my precautionary measures

Try as i might to distance myself from you
I still found myself drawn towards you

I see now that isolating myself doesn’t help
When you are already here with me
No matter how many meters i am from you
You are always with me, in my mind

Because you are the virus
That forever plagues my thoughts.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

The Poets Peace

The Corona virus | An Alliterative poem

You cannot hang out with negative people and expect to live a positive life.

Joel Osteen

The corona virus came cautiously onto continents.
Cruelly crushing our courage to fight against its contagious ways
And conspiring to contaminate citizens in their countries.
To keep them confined, caged like criminals in their own homes.

Classrooms are closed, churches cannot commence service
And business has been brought to a crawling, crippling halt.

Writers and poets can no longer go to the café
Just to take a sip on some real good creamy coffee.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

The Poets Peace