To Flatten the Curve

To flatten the curve, don’t go anywhere—
Not the hills or the plains; get used to long hair.
Maybe you’ll tango, and maybe you won’t,
But when nighttime comes, don’t go out, just don’t.
Tell your young nephew: “I want to stay here;
It’s safer that way, you know it is, dear.
This won’t last forever, though now it seems black;
But here’s where we are, dear, there’s no turning back.
Let’s brush off our tears, child; now give me your hand—
We’ll pray that this Covid will flee from our land.”

Poem © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More The Whirligig #278
More Writers’ Pantry #32 at Poets and Storytellers United


Posted on August 9, 2020, in Poets & Storytellers United, Rhyming poetry, The Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Nice work, Teach; Better days ahead, one can only hope.

  2. Hopefully hiding away is the best answer but toting a mask otherwise!

  3. Amen. The sooner Covid dissipates the better! 💝

  4. I couldn’t help myself and cut my own hair after seeing a tutorial by one of my favorite curly-haired video bloggers. It didn’t come out badly, though the side framing layers are a touch short.

    • I only tried a bit, and didn’t mean for the bangs to get involved. Nothing looks different except the bangs, which are really short. Really short. It’s a good thing I don’t go out!

  5. I love the rhyme and metre in this poem. So musical.

  6. My afro supports this message!

  7. HOPEFULLY better days are ahead …

  8. Beverly Crawford

    From your mouth to God’s ear — may COVID disappear from this land!

  9. and that’s a wrap! your poem ended in a good prayer, hope. nice work!

  10. Amen to this verse of hope🙏🏽😊

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