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Covideo Games



It started with an outbreak
A few people here and there
It soon grew to thousands
A sickness out of thin air

We all felt the panic
We all watched the news
We all looked for answers
We all searched for clues

Don’t touch metal
Don’t touch the mail
Don’t go shopping
Or else you will fail

Be sure to wash hands
Be sure to wear masks
Stay six feet apart
Follow these basic tasks

We all stayed home
We all were ill advised
Zoom your life away
Keeping hands sanitized

Then came the nonsense
People started recording
Essentials were scarce
People started hoarding

Then came more nonsense
Politics divided us apart
We were supposed to be one
But the media cut out our heart

The world lit in blazes
The world fought in rages
A generation in malaises
It felt like the dark ages

Then a bright spot in the sky
A vaccine to save the day
A thought we might not die
Approved without delay

Millions of cases detected
Millions of voices objected
Millions of doses injected
Millions of lives subjected

We got the initial dose
Then we got the follow up dose
Nearly all got sick from it
So we had to get a booster dose

All the while it seemed
The people in power kept forcing
For everyone to be vaccinated
Even though the virus kept coursing

Then came a new term
We thought would never hear
Breakaway cases were real
A reality we now had to fear

The pandemic will last longer
Longer than was expected
Regardless if protected
New variants were detected

We’re told to not complain
We’re told to fight the variant
We’re told to mask up again
We’re told to be vigilant

Where is the common sense?
Why is there selective memory?
15 days the stop the spread?
Our clueless leaders in reverie

Even if you are vaccinated
You can still get sick and spread
But leaders still force the mandate
Better to be sick than dead

If you’re unvaccinated
Be sure to hide and fear
The self righteous tyrants
Look for those to smear

This pandemic got truly ugly
Revealing the true monsters
Do not blame the virus itself
Instead blame the fear mongers

The media keeps on crying
The politicians keep on lying
The doctors keep denying
As the world keeps on dying

About this poem

I’m tired of this pandemic, the constant push by the government, the raging media, the experts always wrong… it’s exhausting.

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Written on December 14, 1973

Submitted by Michaelmatalon on December 18, 2021

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Scheme XABA XCDC XEFE XGHG XIJI KFXF KHXH LLBX MJMJ NNNO PPXP XFOF XXXQ XNNN XRXR KSTS OTXT HQXQ SDXD FFFF
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 2,155
Words 421
Stanzas 20
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

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