Covid-19 by Karen Hamilton

    Karen Hamilton is one of our amazing members from the Next Steps Centre and after being prompted to write something through the Matthew Project social media channels while isolating at home, she did. Karen put together this beautiful poem about Covid-19.


    It's year 2020

    And it suddenly seems

    That COVID-19 is

    Now running the streets

    He flew in from China

    Off the back of a bat

    He danced around in circles,

    Eventually crashed...

    The details are jaded

    In fact nobody cares

    How he transferred from bat

    To the human flesh

    He's sparked a pandemic

    And he's drawn to all those

    Who ignore all warnings

    Not to get too close!

    (Little side note, he's drawn to us all but

    finds it much easier to travel via the fools)

    COVID-19 let's say...

    Corona for ease, he's

    Infecting our people

    There's no need to sneeze!

    He's got it all covered

    He's hijacking our air

    Needs minimal contact,

    Just for you to be there

    In breathable distance

    (He dares you to come close)

    Unknowingly contract,

    Pass on, double dose

    At first you don't feel him

    Though he weighs in on your chest,

    Heavier than you'll know

    Until close to death

    Some people can fight him

    Off better it seems, he

    'Prays' on the vulnerable

    In contacting these

    Who'll pass him over;

    Mum, Dad, Grandad or Nan

    The man down the road who

    You stopped to shake hands!

    The person who's struggling

    With another disease;

    No room for a Virus

    PLEASE don't give to these

    The concept is simple

    The process a bit hard

    But please stay at home,

    He's killing us HARD!

    It may not be you yet,

    Not yet someone you know

    But it shouldn't take that...

    I want him to go!


    By Karen Hamilton

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