Four Aphorisms for a Time of Plague

Unforeseen disasters wait
Just outside the garden gate
Pity those who lose their smiles
On the heartless COVID miles.
Comfort for tormented eyes
Is what doctors all advise.
If you let your lungs get wet,
You may drown in deep regret.

Rhyming couplets © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More The Whirligig #277
More Writers’ Pantry #31 at Poets and Storytellers United


Posted on August 2, 2020, in couplets, light verse, Poets & Storytellers United, Rhyming poetry, The Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. Some folks say The Plague’s a plot;
    they’re dying too, believe it or not.

    This is great stuff Teach. Thanks for getting us started!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      I wish I had thought of your aphorism—it’s truth with a punch!

      On Sun, Aug 2, 2020 at 4:28 AM Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  2. Aphorism has power to convey hard truth in a witty way. And yours brilliantly capture our world, right now.

  3. You paint a vivid but true picture of the current state of our world nowadays. Powerfully penned.

  4. We are living in dystopian times…….Well penned!

  5. ring a ring rosey
    a pocket full of posies
    a tishoo a tishoo
    we all fall down

  6. you are full of wisdom my friend. carry on! carry on!

  7. May all lungs stay as dry as it is comfortable.

  8. Beverly Crawford

    A somber topic so cleverly presented!

  9. Perfectly encapsulated, as always.

  10. Teaching us magical mysteries as usual then MMT?

  11. Yeah got to stay this side of the garden gate for now!

  12. Yes indeed, who would have thought we would be in pandemic today
    Stay safe


  13. Good covid poetic advise!!

  14. Keep the gate closed.. I like the way they are strung together. Kind of like a nursery rhyme ballad of this historic time.

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