‘We’re all in this together: A poem inspired by Covid-19’

Apr 26, 2020
Source: Starts at 60

This poem about coronavirus was sent to us by Starts at 60 community member, Flora Radi. Enjoy and share with your friends!

Life was moving along at a fast but steady pace
Going from here there and everywhere, always running a race
Business was booming allowing people to achieve dreams
Life was wonderful, but sometimes we lived beyond our means.

Trips holidays and cruises were on everyone’s agenda
Sadly, those are things that some of us never will remember
News breaks coronavirus has hit the world with many deaths and sick
The world has never seen anything like this and will not be a quick fix.

Panic sets in and shops are stripped, toilet paper no more
Hundreds of shoppers stand outside in the early morning to be first in the door
No toilet paper so what to do
Use paper towels and put them down the loo.

Nobody told us that could not be done
So now we have plumbers busy on the run
Jobs have been lost and people must stay home
Thankfully most of us have mobiles and a phone.

We’re told to stay away from each other and two metres apart
Do as you’re told and don’t be too smart
Life is not the same and challenging for your health
Let alone for your hip pocket and wealth.

Our heroes, the doctors, nurses and others need a thank you
Working around the clock risking their lives, that’s what they do
We need to reflect and respect what’s important in our lives and mind
We’re all in this together, hopefully we’ll get through this just fine!

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