Musings in a Pandemic

The four kids go out for little walks each day
running home when they see anyone else
Yesterday, they played with chalk on the front walk
My youngest son never leaves the yard
as he jumps and jumps on his pogo stick.

My older two kids are on the phone all day long
One could say just like typical teenagers
Except teens call friends and attend school
Now they call school and canít go with friends
What a mad, twisted world we live in today!

Husband hasnít prayed with a quorum since
rabbis said praying on your porch was no good.
That changed today, I know he will be pleased
He can pray outdoors again, though the next man
will be praying at least ten feet away from him.

Heís one of the lucky ones, I know
with a job that he can do even from home
Getting 85% pay is better than no pay
which is better than being dead
He had the virus, but thankfully beat it

I had the virus as well and for a while
My albuterol inhaler was a constant friend
The nights I spent constantly in fear and pain
and days were filled with pain and prayer
Holy One, please make this pandemic end!

Itís a scary reality, but to deny could be deadly
No one is immune, none are safe against it
We must hide out of sight, away from others
a little while longer until the evil illness passes
Have faith, stay strong, til the plague is gone
Written by inechoingsilence
Author's Note
A little verse about how the pandemic is affecting me personally. More writing to come (I believe) on this topic.
All writing remains the property of the author. Don't use it for any purpose without their permission.
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