#CoronaVerses

It seems the whole COVID-19 has got my poetic juices flowing, in a kind of stream of consciousness way…

#CoronaVerses

Self-isolating will be easy
If we ever need to, it seems
We tend to do it regularly
In a house of tweens and teens
 
Right now, I’m gracing the sofa,
Hubby’s upstairs, chilling in our room
Lil Man is on his laptop
Li Princess in her own little vacuum
 
The only difference, I think, will be
New supplies of anti-bac,
Regularly bleached surfaces
(By me - they don’t seem to have the knack)
 
The importance of handwashing
Has been truly hammered home
And cleaning down their electronics,
Especially their phones
 
If you’re going to cough, then I insist
Into your elbow or a tissue
And please make sure that when you’re done
Put it in the bin or I’ll take issue
 
Not quite sure what to say about
The necessity of toilet roll
Still, at least we have some
So I guess we shouldn’t moan
 
Every morning, recently, I’ve been
Greeted with one query
“Is today the day that schools are shut?”
My response makes them less cheery
 
“Not yet my loves, your school’s still on
No extended hols just yet”
They really don’t seem to realise
Just how fed up they’ll get
 
As panic ensues out in the shops
And crazed buyers empty shelves
They really should take stock
And be ashamed of themselves
 
For as they buy that extra pack
Of toilet roll, or wipes
That’s one less roll for someone else
Why are you buying all the hype?
 
Think sensibly, buy cautiously
Just make sure you have enough
And, maybe check on others
Who might be finding it tough
 
We’re all set, in case we’re told
To have a lengthy bunk-in
I’ve got my books and chocolate
And plenty of Pink Gin!
 
 Ritu 2020

Seriously, Peeps, I don’t wish to make light of this pandemic that is affecting us all out there.

Keep up the extra vigilant hygiene, be careful of where you are putting your hands, and cough into your elbow if you need to.

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Don’t go crazy with panic buying. Don’t worry, the shops should get better soon, the panic buyers should go into hibernation with all their extra stock.

Check up on the vulnerable that you are aware of, especially if they live alone.

And I found this graphic, which is a good basic indication of symptoms, in comparison to colds and flu. I hope it helps to keep people a little calmer.

Stay safe, all my beautiful warriors. We got this, we can fight it!

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56 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rachel HuiXin
    Mar 31, 2020 @ 15:21:25

    Being a temporary staff working at the Covid 19 frontlines, I see everyone struggle but do their very best in trying to provide the best healthcare and ensuring all patients feel comfortable. Even though exhaustion some times threatens to get to them, but they are doing their best. Proud of our Malaysian healthcare workers! I’ve written about my personal experiences, and what goes on behind the scenes at the Covid 19 frontlines on my blog. http://rachelstruth.home.blog Appreciate it so much if you could share the post and spread awareness on what’s really happening in hospitals right now.
    Rachel here, great to meet you Ritu.

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  2. Rachel HuiXin
    Mar 31, 2020 @ 15:20:19

    This poetry is beautiful, I like the rhyming and the ideas. I used to be an passionate writer of poetry on instagram @rachels_truth, but now less so… I should get back to it!!

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  4. eLPy
    Mar 17, 2020 @ 00:44:16

    Great stream of consciousness here. I appreciate your creativity and kindness. Now seems a good time for cleaning and creativity! 😉

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  5. Jennie
    Mar 16, 2020 @ 18:10:12

    Here is to real family time together. Our state has banned gatherings of over 25 people, even closing restaurants. So, books, puzzles, movies, and even conversation 🙂 can rule. Stay safe. I am doing all my book reading to children online.

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  6. tracikenworth
    Mar 16, 2020 @ 01:45:05

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  7. Ritu
    Mar 15, 2020 @ 16:38:16

    🥂

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  8. robbiesinspiration
    Mar 15, 2020 @ 15:40:25

    Great verses, Ritu. I wish I lived in a first world country. I hate to think what is going to happen in really poor countries.

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  9. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Mar 15, 2020 @ 15:21:06

    Thank you for this very motivating poem, Sis! Looks like you built different universes inside only one house. Lol Dont worry, we will win the game. I am only a little bit concerned about this year’s BloggersBash meeting. Want to head over to the aisle. Michael

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  10. Midnightlion
    Mar 15, 2020 @ 09:49:11

    Thank you Ritu for a well written poem, as well as some reminders. I would definitely share this post!

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  11. Doug Thomas
    Mar 15, 2020 @ 08:55:06

    https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/20637906/posts/15229

    Dennis writes about the phenomenon, for which the Germans have a name: Hamsterkäufe! (Hamster buying, suggestive of how they fill their cheek pouches full of seeds to store in their dens…!) I laughed when I read it, and am pleased, I guess, that all my blogger friends to date seem cool headed and in control of their response to this pandemic.

    I enjoyed the poem, a worthy effort on your part. Stay calm, as the British recommend in a crisis, and bless you for leaving a few rolls of TP on the shelves for the next person! LOL!

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  12. pranabaxom
    Mar 15, 2020 @ 05:57:30

    And that self quarantine should give you enough free time to practice your belly dancing. Unless the sitting around helps in growing a belly😀

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  13. Radhika Acharya
    Mar 15, 2020 @ 03:18:06

    Nice one!

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  14. syl65
    Mar 15, 2020 @ 01:44:57

    Take a deep breath, keep.good sanitary habits and avoid the shopping/hoarding impulse.

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  15. John Holton
    Mar 14, 2020 @ 22:58:48

    When you think about it, the things they tell you to do are things you should be doing, anyway. We don’t wash our hands enough, don’t keep our electronics clean, go to work sick, don’t sanitize our counters… better hygiene and sanitation are no guarantee that you won’t get sick, but they increase the odds in your favor. We should make the changes we did to respond to this crisis permanent.

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    • Ritu
      Mar 14, 2020 @ 23:01:28

      Most definitely. It worries me how many panic buy cleaning materials and hand wash… Were they not using these things before?

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    • Rachel HuiXin
      Mar 31, 2020 @ 15:29:18

      Can’t agree more. In some ways this is the bright side of Covid 19. Ironically, Covid 19 has created a greater appreciation for certain things (at least where I live). A few things: cleanliness is survival. BREAD is gold. And covid 19 has connected all of us internationally as the global conversation right now. Here is my blogpost on a few unexpected facts regarding Covid 19. I plan to make a part 2 that will cover more on the appreciation for things we have taken for granted!
      https://rachelstruth.home.blog/2020/02/23/interesting-facts-about-covid-19/
      Aspiring medical-line blogger here, great to meet you John.

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  16. johnrieber
    Mar 14, 2020 @ 20:36:49

    I agree that over-reaction won’t make things easier. Also, there is plenty of food in our supply chain – and for those hoarding WATER – you have a tap! I was encouraged to hear that regular soap will kill the virus, and it doesn’t permeate the skin – so wash your hands, stay away from your eyes, nose and mouth and give people some distance – and support everyone else in this!

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  17. floridaborne
    Mar 14, 2020 @ 20:29:33

    Yep. I was in one of those moods, too, though mine was “sarcasm” on Twitter:

    Roses are Red
    COVID is blue
    more people die
    getting the flu.

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  18. glitzyritzymommy
    Mar 14, 2020 @ 20:10:09

    😘

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  19. glitzyritzymommy
    Mar 14, 2020 @ 20:03:20

    Love it!! Great post!! 💜💖

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  20. joylennick
    Mar 14, 2020 @ 19:14:37

    Jolly good, Ritu. Here in the Costa Blanca region of Spain, we are in a lock-down situation.. Cafes, restaurants, market.places etc., are all closed, with supermarkets and pharmacias open. It’s like the last war only the bombs are silent! Take care. Hugs xx

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  21. willowdot21
    Mar 14, 2020 @ 19:04:12

    Stop breathe, count to ten ! Be kind, love eachother. Survive, wash your hands.💜

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