During March, my participation in the Slice of Life Story Challenge has limited my Poetry Friday entries. I miss the community of poets I’ve come to know over the last year on Poetry Friday. So, today, I wrote two posts – one very brief post of the Slice of Life Story Challenge and one for today’s Poetry Friday.
Although this was my plan, I did not expect to wake up at one o’clock this morning with stanza’s of a poem running through my head! I finished this poem today. It is based on feelings about the COVID-19 vaccine which my husband and I very gratefully received yesterday.
I hope you enjoy it! And, I hope you can be vaccinated soon, if you haven’t already!
The Shot A poke in the arm Is like a kick in the ass, Telling those germs to Get out of there fast! You don’t develop, Because now we are here The swirling antibodies Scream to give germs some fear. No lines, no waiting, We got it real fast. The time was now ours, Act, before it has passed. A coveted vaccine for those Who can trust Our medical establishment To do what they must. To keep us all safe From germs that get shared Just by living and being With humans who cared For a hug and a kiss And, a handshake, too. Are all things that social beings Like humans like to do. A new world order With vaccines in the mix, Surely is something we Can live with to fix. And regain the ability to Be with others like us, To travel, and dine and Visit without fuss. A poke in the arm is all that it all took, To diminish the pandemic By hook or by crook. © Carol Labuzzetta, 2021
Today’s round up is hosted by Soul Blossom Living. Be sure to check out this blog by Susan Bruck for more great poetry, especially during the month of April! Thanks!