Val enjoys writing prose in rhymes by always leaving a message of a life truism in each piece.
Really folks, what ever happened with this year's deadly flu season? There are no reports of anybody dying from it -- or, for some mysterious reason it decided to miss us this year in support to the stardom of COVID-19.
Now, I don't know if this is one of the less known symptoms of COVID-19, and supposing that I got infected, is it possible it's giving me this attacks of silliness.
Now, not that I have made myself a reputation of a very serious dude, and my age of 76 surely gives me some kind of excuse, but the more this much-advertised crap is going on, the less I believe in it.
The result of this silly spell could be evident in the following pieces of my prose in rhymes.
COVID-19 Almost Makes You Miss the Flu Season
Hey, aren't you all missing the good old flu
not because dying from it is much more fun
but because it's sounding so much more true
than this microbial assassin with a dubious gun.
Hundreds of thousands die each flu season
but there is no mention of the dead this time
those officials not giving us any valid reason
conspiracy theories smelling a Pharma crime.
Media in their global fear-mongering fever
scaring us all shitless with all fatality cases
people going brainwashed by that deceiver
with corona spreading without spared places.
Panic causing our immunity to go sharply down
and authorities know it -- but still spreading fear
they make it look like the only sickness in town
at times almost hinting at our end coming near.
We have already had pandemics before
and yearly flu is qualifying for one as well
but this is now turning into something more
if anyone is behind it -- it is impossible to tell.
Well, we're bound to hear much more of the same
everyone will be dying just from this single bug
let us hope it's not just another business game
psyching us up for massive use of their drug.
Let's Rejoice! Vaccine Is Coming!
Are you desperate for vaccine
I don't want to rain on that parade
but it's the biggest show world has seen
let's just hope corona leaves once they get paid.
Media has done fabulously effective ad
the one no mortal could easily resist
vaccines just might turn into a fad
with new viruses making a list.
But what happens when we get hit by new strain
are we going to see a replay of all this charade
with this year's vaccine going down the drain
letting us wait for some months for upgrade.
Let us invade every hospital and clinic
to receive this precious, life saving shot
sorry if I'm sounding like a first class cynic
but if it comes from media, I don't trust it a lot.
But don't mind me, get your vaccination
let's hope the crap comes in good supply
vaccinating a world beats my imagination
especially thinking of profits going sky-high.
Finally We Are All Equal -- Thanks to Masks
Like band of bank robbers we hide our faces
believing how damn virus can't sneak behind
listening to reports of new coronavirus cases
all-in-all choosing this bug for losing our mind.
This mask business has turned quite fashion trend
and maybe we'll keep them after the bug is gone
it's become a steady companion, almost friend
now more important than a makeup to put on.
These masks coming in every color n' shape
I've even seen funny one with a gorilla's face
a dude hardly waiting to be recognized as ape
but maybe just mocking the whole human race.
I wouldn't blame him, at times I feel the same
seeing this charade, and being its part as well
and I will be admitting here without any shame
I simply refuse to fall under that hypnotic spell.
I wear the mask, not really for my protection
but not wanting to be like spreader of disease
even though masks are not warding off infection
well, let everyone believe whatsoever they please.
So let's breathe into mask instead of paper bag
with reduced oxygen going confused and dizzy
but even though it's all turning into a damn drag
this wearing a mask has been nothing but easy.
© 2020 Val Karas
DreamerMeg from Northern Ireland on December 24, 2020:
Governments have over reacted to the pandemic. In the UK, the government had been running the health service down for over 10 years. Now their lack of investment in staff and infrastructure has caught up with them.
Val Karas (author) from Canada on December 24, 2020:
Peggy and Sherry -- Those are irrefutable facts, and what remains is how we are emotionally responding to them, whether to ruin our immune system by listening to daily reports of new deaths, worrying over possibility of us and dear ones getting infected -- or we minimize that possibility by taking an attitude of a superficial, mild concern.
We can't worry enough to change the facts, and sometimes in life a dose of white lies helps -- not a serious "denial" of facts. After all, we daily think of ourselves as beautiful to boost our self-esteem -- but no Hollywood impresario might share our opinion. LOL -- Everyone, please lighten up, enjoy this life, and have yourselves a very Merry Christmas and a better New Year.
Sherry Hewins from Sierra Foothills, CA on December 24, 2020:
A flu season that kills 60,000 in the US is a very deadly one. We are well over 300,000 dead from covid this year and adding thousands more each day
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 24, 2020:
All we need to do is ask the overworked doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, and others if they think that this pandemic is a hoax. They are exhausted mentally and physically, caring for those who are ill, and so many who continue to die. Stay safe!
Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 24, 2020:
Wishing you a brilliantly Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Val Karas (author) from Canada on December 23, 2020:
Nicoartz -- I am glad you liked them all. I certainly had fun writing them.
Jason Nicolosi from AZ on December 23, 2020:
Great set of poetry. I loved all of them, brilliant stuff. The boogie-man has taken a new form "the coronavirus". Do what they say or it will get you.