Covid19 Poem by Kondwani Simwaba

Covid19

Rating: 3.9


COVID19
See no one knew where it all came from or how it all started,
No one knew what to do about it or to what extent it would go;
No one knew what it was;
But see we were told that scientists were gathered from around the world to brainstorm,
While globally thousands of lives were departed;
Over a hundred years later since the Spanish flu claimed Millions of lives.
Some say it was sent by God to punish us for our wickedness like Sodom & Gomorra;
While others say that it started from a lab in 2019 hence the name Covid19,
Interestingly though, in 2011 a movie about it was made in the same form;
Contagion was the name and its plot left all disheartened,
The fear from all was that, would there be any hope at all;
Or was this it, humanity's grandest fall?
See, all I know is that; whatever it was, whoever brought it,
Wherever it came from or whatever purpose it came for;
It failed, and humanity prevailed,
Because nothing could break us if we stood as one…
#IstandwithCovid19Victims #WashYourHandsRegularly
#KeepCleanAtAllTimes #AvoidShakingHands
#PrayForOneAnother #PrayForTheWorld
#RhapsodyArts
#KingTMC*

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: care,caregiving,hope,peaceful
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Edward Kofi Louis 11 April 2020

Salvation is near! ! ! This is just the first plague! Six more coming soon! ! People should read Matthew Chapter 24! Our sins on earth! ! ! Oh mankind! Let us all repent. Peace and love to all mankind without racism. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. Shalom!

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Jasbir Chatterjee 11 April 2020

Congratulations on having this poem selected as POD. It's a nice poem, very optimistic. Hope we come out of this soon.

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Ruta Mohapatra 11 April 2020

Positive and thoughtful! Congrats on poem of day!

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Dr Antony Theodore 11 April 2020

See, all I know is that; whatever it was, whoever brought it, Wherever it came from or whatever purpose it came for; It failed, and humanity prevailed, Because nothing could break us if we stood as one… unity of humanity in times of trouble like Covid19 . very fine poem. tony

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Mahtab Bangalee 11 April 2020

yes nothing could break us.....////superbly written on the topic/// congrats for being selected this poem as POD

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Jagdish Singh Ramána 11 April 2020

Striking poem, it stands as a voice of the world. A beautiful disposition on mysteries of Corona and at last a positive note. It's really a great poem.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 11 April 2020

Many congratulations for this informative piece being selected as Poem of the Day!

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Rajnish Manga 11 April 2020

I share your thoughts and sentiments expressed in the wake of deadly COVID 19. Thanks for a succint portrayal of the situation.

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Kim Barney 11 April 2020

Congratulations for having this chosen as member poem of the day. However, you have mistakenly labeled it as blank verse. It is not blank verse. It is free verse. They are not the same thing.

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Rockeye 11 April 2020

True Also watch the movie Outbreak

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