COVID Poetry Corner: The Vaccine

          The Vaccine

A plague was ravaging the nation
Ventilators and PPE were put on ration
with too many ended up at death’s station
as the medical system was facing asphyxiation

The politico-medico elite was getting uptight
the politicos knowing they’d lose in an election fight
due to never ending lockdowns eroding civil liberties even curfews at night
all for the safety of all
would be rewarded by many a political fall

And then dancing with joy a vaccine would make all right!
finally a light at the end of the tunnel bright and clear all warm and fuzzy
even through granting no liability to Big Pharma was a bit scuzzy

Rushed to production in a panic
caused scientists to go manic

For the politico medico elite
it was like a sweet dream at nighty night
but little did they see a nasty mutation of the virus was on its way
causing them to become nervous and sway
the efficacy of the vaccine decreased
and the happy faces were soon creased

The side effects increased in number
great for the media with its sensationalistic hunger
so the light at the end of the tunnel was becoming dim
and all of us were perpetually locked in
goodness this virus is a sin
let us feverishly hope not many more of us end up in the garbage bin

Mother nature can be cruel but when abuse her as we have done
she’s going to give you a nasty kick in the bum
and we don’t watch out I guarantee we will soon be all done

Robert K. Stephen

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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