just reading the headlines
lends itself to great compassion
sickness fear and all the deaths

people struggling with isolation
all are doing their very best
as patience is put to the test

fact is we are all in this together
nobody is exempt
ignoring warnings is contempt

heeding social distance is tact
personality defines how we react
panic denial or calm impact

complacency will seduce
immune systems need a boost
to ensure this virus is reduced

they went to war so that we could live
can’t we stay at home so they can live?

d’Verse, couplet, Frank