A sort-of sonnet to Covid 19
With Spring came peril that darkened our days;
An ethereal presence closing our doors,
Spreading fear in its path of dullest grey,
Wreaking havoc, a deadly saboteur.
Time retreated to a past quietude;
Eerie silence shrouded cities and towns;
Friends said farewell and sought safe solitude;
Sweet laughter ceased in abandoned playgrounds.
But our defiant Spring took little heed,
New life emerged in parks, gardens and streets,
From cracks in dark pavements green shoots were seen,
Winter banished in repentant retreat.
We found solace in this renewed earth
And hope for our future lives and rebirth.
Cornered in our homes by an invisible foe
Only coming out for food, exercise, essential work and medicines
Values honed to a simple purity
Importance of family, friends and nature at the fore
Dependence on brands, status and stuff abandoned.