Poems for A Pandemic
One of our members Paul Cainer has set up a website where the aim is to publish
(with your permission) rhymes or poems that are whimsical, witty or inspirational,
or carry a twist or a punchy message.
If you would like to submit a poem please contact email@example.com
Pesach to Shavuot
Our visitors we saw by zoom
But for one guest there was no room
Corona did not join our seder.
We don’t know why HaShem has made her.
An Exodus from China drove her,
We pray and hope she’ll just pass over.
Yes, we’ve survived plagues worse than this
Please G-d, next time give us a miss.
Those five rabbis sat up all night
Discussing when we'd see the light.
We had by then long crossed the Sea
A slave nation that was set free.
Could there be any tale that’s greater?
We found out forty-nine days later.
When Moses went up, to meet the Creator.
He got two Tablets, not the medical kind,
These heal the body, and the soul and the mind
With them we know just how to find
A pathway through this worldly grind
And deal with fate, whether cruel or kind.
The virus they call covid
Is really truly horrid
There seems no rhyme and there seems no reason
Why this is covid virus season
But does it kill what we believe in?
No. Let’s fight back, let’s start achieving
A decent life that's full of meaning.