POETRY

THE WORLD CHANGED IN AN INSTANT

Covid 19
Shelter in place
Wash your hands
Disinfectants
Safe distancing
14 day quarantine
Face masks
PPE’s
Ventilators
Cases
Deaths
Ambulances
ER
ICU
Mortuary
Unsung heroes
Grief
Virtual hugs
Virtual Masses
Virtual broadcasting
Virtual weddings
No eating out
No sports
Unemployment
Food lines
96 cents per gallon gas
Stimulus checks
Zoom

Since we can’t hit the delete button to get rid of this new vocabulary and virus, let’s replace it with: HOPE, PATIENCE, VALUE OF THE LITTLE THINGS IN LIFE, FAMILY and FRIENDS (at a safe distance), APPRECIATING THE BEAUTY AROUND US, and PRAYER.
Rose E. Bingham