The streets were bare — near empty
No one can see the foe
It hovers like a blanket —
And goes where’re we go.
The deaths just keep on climbing —
Although “flattening the curve”
We all have felt its power
Is this what we deserve?
It’s swept the world with anger —
No armies can destroy;
Our soldiers in their scrub suit
Standing ready to deploy!
We shelter in our houses —
Order groceries from the store;
While our heroes work to save us;
Til this virus is no more.
I long to hug my children —
The grandkids and the Great:
How long til I can hold them?
I thank God I have my mate.
This war is like no other —
For the enemy’s unseen!
But it’s stalking every corner;
Causing havoc where it’s been.
The fear, the dread, the anger;
All enfolded in our lives;
But amidst it there’s the caring;
That from all of this derives
One day is like the other —
Seeking jobs to fill the space;
Calling friends and all our family;
Keeping strong by holy Grace!
Businesses are shuttered;
Unless you work from home —
Schools and even churches;
Standing empty — all alone.
All travel has been grounded;
All the ports will turn away —
Any uninvited strangers;
And we battle — and we pray!
Who’d have thought there’d be a virus
That would spread throughout the world?
Taking lives and causing terror;
In the time it has unfurled!
We have to work together;
If we are to win this war.
It spans the world — and therefore;
Unite we must — both near and far.
I have no doubt we’ll triumph —
With casualties galore;
And life as we now know it —
Will somehow be no more.
But out of all the ashes —
We will have learned a lot;
And cherish what’s important;
Giving thanks for what you’ve got.