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Andean Sky Aug 1
At first, a tremor beneath the souls of my feet
Blink, a story millions of heartbeats away
Dark clouds over a field as acidic purge falls over us
Venomous mist seeps, humanity weeps
Blink, 18 stars bent and watching
Emitting rays pointing their random strikes

Blink, glorious earth temperate in her rotation
Marble folds on her maternal veil drapes us
Close to her breast, we heave in time with each breath
Blink, sustaining life in the chambers of her deepest ocean
Breathing air across the tall granite mountains
Distressed, and yet still here

Blink, ancient footprints track our journey
Not what we envisioned but “the enlightened ones” foresaw.
The need for understanding,
The need to cause conflict and agitate,
Blink, the need to protect,
The need to heal and mend.

Blink, you are here now, in your full extravagance
Delighting in fracking and disruption
Sleight of hand, our blindness is your reward
Blink, remorseless as you divide us
Along the fault line, we fall

Blink, with loved ones snatched
We turn on one another tossing
Handfuls of poison into the wind
Blink, triggered fingers pointed
Volcanic anger flares
A fist on a horses face
Lawlessness a momentary lapse

Blink, where will you strike next?
We suppress you
We support you
Following the artificial sun through the cracks
You rise again
As we turn on one another
The elusive phantom, a master chameleon
Spawning and stretching into an unknown vastness

Blink, yes, you are here to stay
You can’t be killed
You can’t be destroyed
Blink, neither can we
You will be tamed into submission
You will be a mere quiver beneath the souls of my feet
Blink, vitals diminish and you crawl away
Powerless and a mere symptom as you look out from a rock
Eye blinking.
Covid 19. Delta Variant. Sydney, Australia. Freedom Rally Riot 2021
rom Mar 14
our eyes closed at the same moment
where we were greeted by azure skies humming to the ocean's hymn
soft streaks of sunlight kissing our skin gently
and the warmth of sand seeping into our bodies

i open my eyes
but instead of the ocean's melody,
or the tender touch of sunlight on a beach long forgotten,
we sit in a drab, grey room
hands held tightly in seance

your eyes remained closed
the hint of a smile touching your lips
and when i closed my eyes again
i was greeted by a black screen
and the whispers of a soul long forgotten
my heart goes out to all those still suffering in this pandemic. we got this.
George Krokos Dec 2020
The second wave seems to have hit harder than the first
by taking advantage of all those who ignored its thirst;
in the initial stages when it manifested and began to rise
leaving behind a trail of corpses catching all by surprise.
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This is about Covid-19 in my home state of Victoria, Australia and particularly in Melbourne where people (mostly older)  were dying off like flies but nothing like what's  been happening elsewhere around the world until we went into strict lock down for 3-4 months which turned things around. May God help us all.
Daniel Cuzzo Dec 2020
With a flick of the wrist
an added diagnoses
to a significant list
of CO-morbidities
we NOW have
another tragedy
caused by none other
than Covid-19.

In a “crisis,”
it can take
just a witness
that at the end
he wasn’t
breathing properly.

If “they,”
could find a way
to REVERSE diagnose
everyone with asthma
all it would take
for news to do a double-take
is a sprinkle in the pockets
of people who still want
their jobs.

But THEY’RE doing
their jobs.
They’re keeping
many of us alone
drinking alcohol,
eating ice-cream,
adding STREES pounds
to our chests
and building our belief
from our unrest:
that it’s ALL the virus’s fault.

Forget prominent med-journals
that say the same thing
in scientific language.
As soon as statistics tic
like clockwork
we’re accepting
another LOCK-down.

We’re PRAYING
for the vaccine
to give us
our lives back.

That is,
until the next
heart attack
where we NO longer
added Covid to the list
because – hey!  We’re cured.
WE’RE ALL insured
against this intrusion
BUT LOOK
at the **** numbers
you willingly obey
when the right person
says them.

How is this a pandemic
when the deaths each year
barely differ
from the years before?

As much as the news
is trying to make news
use the right angle
to make us all choose
to do away with our
logical thinking.

The TRUTH is
regardless of
which vaccine
you’re taking
the trade that
SHOULD
be making headlines
is the trade
of our own wellbeing
for a certificate
on official paper
that tells us we are so.
Until then:
none of us are allowed
to think so.
How insensitive
to say “it’s a scare,”
and dishonor
the hard workers
on the “front lines.”

I’ve heard even
front-liners
mention peculiars.
There are nurses
come undercover
journalists
because journalists
won’t do their ****
jobs unless it’s approved.
We’re all in
a stranglehold
and half of us don’t
know it.

So I can’t feel bad
when the populace
is cursing the stupidity
of a family who celebrated
a sweet sixteen.

I can’t laugh,
when lovers
holding hands
on the beech
causes our governors
to make speeches
about how we’re
rebellious children
that the virus
would be over
if people could just
swallow crap
faster:
MEMORIZE
THE CRAP.

There WILL be
a TEST
on this crap.
If you fail
you may go to jail.
If you incite unrest,
you will be silenced:
for the “GOOD” of us all.

For the LONGEST time
I’ve kept this to the chest
because I KNEW
those around me
were unreceptive.

I finally decided,
I’d rather go down
before going up
because SOMEONE
has to wake you all up.

It’ SURELY
won’t be me.
I’ll just **** you off.
But maybe I’ll give
some justice
to myself.

Yes:  myself.
I’m betting
I will be above this
after the 21’st.
Until then,
let me experience
just a TASTE,
of what those
REAL heroes
go through
so you can jeer
and turn your eyes
away from injustice
for the sake
of some status quo
influenced
by our favorite
TV shows.

“Trust,” the “Statistics,”
by the end of December
how many will ascend
to something better:
and how many of those
believed
in the Covid Agenda?

Those are the ONLY
statistics
I can bank on,
as we water
suburban lawns
because
THE INFO
is ALREADY
out there
regarding
the Plandemic II.

The info,
that MIGHT
wake you,
is realizing
there’s a world
of dreams
rather than a world
that keeps you
delusional
and liking it.

And MAYBE
JUST maybe
you’ll question:

“Which one is it?”
They surveyed my every mood
They established surveillance
Harshly punished defiance
Had me locked up, well, for good

They forged ideas in my mind
Had me believe I was blind
Shaped me into a pariah
Repeated they were the Messiah

Repeated for hours on end
A virus had plagued the cell
To this litany without end
No one was safe, they could tell

Words echoed into my room
We were either set for doom
Or grateful to be rescued
By their remedy, they cooed

My every step was measured
Some rebelled, they were injured
One mile is all we had left
To run and not go bereft

While the media explained
The pandemic knew no end
They monitored our thinking
A ceaseless, clueless talking

If you believed me to be
Some prisoner in a facility
Well, I am very sorry
I am just, like you and me,

A human being in 2020...

11:23-11:40 pm
Nancy
The idea of this poem came this morning from thinking about our situation during Covid 19, depicting it like a prisoner’s new habits.
I will not state my views on this nor say whether or not I support the mainstream views. Poetry is all about creating a space for thinking and awakening.
Hussein Dekmak Oct 2020
My favorite music is the tune that I hear playing off at the hospital, when a COVID 19 patient is off the ventilator!

This music is:
A song of a new dawn,
A journey to the future,
A melody of new life,
A symphony of hope, and
The rebirth of the universe!

Hussein Dekmak
Kudos to all of the healthcare workers who are risking their lives to save one life at a time! Edited.
Shrika Aug 2020
For months,

I've been wandering,
through winding
silences

hoping
I'd find your chaos
one day.
Speak...
#19
POETIST Aug 2020
I hear a name,
it is called covid 19.
i think it was boring,
but i hadnt seen the covid roaring.
after a month i saw it,
that when we realised we had split.
We can fight it,
or it will hit.
let us be one,
as the pandemic has begun.
dont be scared,
because we are prepared.
one for another,
because we are alltogather.
we have fought this before!
as we can again restore,
dont forget to be far from each,
because i dont have a speech,
or it will reach you,
let us not fight it like an issue.

lets be one!
We dont need to fight. lets be one and fight this pandemic yes and #covid-19willgo
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