COVID poetry Corner: “Are you reduced to blatant fear mongering?”

Are you reduced to blatant fear mongering?

Yes we are numbed by the politico-medico propaganda campaign
(oops I meant public health service messages)
what’s several millions spent on public relations firms trying to terrorize our brain
but from these boring and incessant messages it is clear they think we have the brain of a toad
and with a television advertisement by the Ontario Government they have resorted to create more fear and goad

A group of people enjoying a gathering not obviously squealed upon by COVID snitches
suddenly a happy guest is wheeled down a hospital corridor with an oxygen mask on their face
with the weighty message is this is where a little social gathering will get you in these days of lockdown
remember this has been cleverly devised
by teams of skilled advertising executives trying to make a buck
and for us they couldn’t give a

More used to selling laundry detergent, cars and toothpaste
now gathered to manufacture fear as a commodity
in this pandemic a disgusting and demeaning oddity

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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