Haiku H258

The United States –
Is only united on
Being divided

07.14.20

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Haiku H257

The United States in name –
The Divided States
In reality

07.14.20

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Haiku H256

Typing faster than
Falling raindrops in downpour –
Brainstorm in rainstorm

07.11.20

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COVIDTRY Poem 10

Neighbour above –
Drops everything on the floor

Neighbour across –
Burns food and opens his door

Neighbour to left –
Has super loud snores

Neighbour below –
Smokes weed outdoors

Neighbour to right –
Is quiet so I can ignore

Neighbours all new –
Six months, no more

I’m suddenly stuck –
Among folks I deplore

Of five new neighbours –
I do not like four

“It’s apartment living” –
So says the landlord

When I complain –
To get rules enforced

Well, if so, then I don’t –
Wanna live here no more

New places to live –
I must explore!

03.18.20 – 06.19.20

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COVIDTRY Poem 09 (#staytheblazeshome)

TALES FROM COVID #19

#staytheblazeshome

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There once was a land called Nova Scotia –
Which’s Premier asked the people not to roam –
In pandemic times of new corona –
This is their tale to #staytheblazeshome!

To prevent the spread of CoViD-19 –
They had to stay inside, with some, alone –
Until it was gone or came a vaccine –
They all would have to #staytheblazeshome!

They could still explore the world, see others –
Through Firefox, Facetime, Facebook, Skype, Edge, Chrome –
Each one on their own, or all together –
Connect with tech and #staytheblazeshome!

There were lots of other things to do, though –
If folks did not have internet or phones –
Arts, crafts, books, games, writing, music, puzzles –
So much to help them #staytheblazeshome!

Now, of course, they had to go out sometime –
But far too oft, and always with their phones –
Through which Google tracked them day and night time –
To show they did not #staytheblazeshome!

When the Premier saw this, he was livid –
He got on TV, his mouth frothed with foam –
Scolded those ignoring laws on CoViD –
And told them all to #staytheblazeshome!

Right away, the message resonated –
The world made memes, beers, songs, shirts, all things known –
Ev’ry thing with what the Premier stated –
His catchphrase hashtagged, #staytheblazeshome!

But unlike the virus that went viral –
His scolding’s biggest impact was in tone –
Worse and worse, the situation spiraled –
Folks yelled, but did not #staytheblazeshome!

So he sent police to ticket people –
For being where they’re not allowed to roam –
Or too close in public, or too social –
When they know well to #staytheblazeshome!

This worked well, and things reopened slowly –
Each step with rules, enough to make a tome –
To avoid more peaks and waves that’d only –
Return them all to #staytheblazeshome!

So did Nova Scotians follow plenty –
Enough to rid of CoVidD from their home?
Will there be a Tales from CoViD 20?
One called You Did Not #staytheblazeshome!

Meh! For now, heed Nova Scotia’s screw-up –
As detailed in this cautionary poem –
To diminish such pandemics’ wallop –
Right from the start, ye #staytheblazeshome!

04.18.20 – 05.17.20

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