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By Roy StevensPublished 5 months ago 1 min read
Too Soon
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Dear Covid 19,

Did you think we forgot all about you? Were you wondering if the time is done when people care to know what each other do to survive your horror, you evil dark one?

You just showed up to disrupt our living by taking from us our elders, our souls, those who could have graced us with their giving of knowledge, of love, but instead left us holes.

Where children and parents, where friends and lovers loom, or linger to mourn through the Long Covid veils that drift all around our emergency rooms. Memories of fear dust our sorrowing trails.

But we won't forget what you did to us, nor those we have lost who left us in trust.

Yours (dis) Respectfully,

The Survivors

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Just one bad apple can spoil a beautiful basket. The toxins seep throughout and...

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  • Yokopi5 months ago

    Well done!

  • Dana Crandell5 months ago

    A great read and a great challenge entry, Roy! It's telling me I need to finish something I've been working on...

  • Donna Fox5 months ago

    Roy this was great! My favourite part was the sign off, "Your's (dis) respectfully,". Had me crack a smile! 💜

  • Cathy holmes5 months ago

    Very well said. Covid stole so much over the past 3 years, and I'm still not sure it's done with us.

  • River Joy5 months ago

    Covid is the thing that traumatized the world. This was powerful and beautifully written.

  • Novel Allen5 months ago

    Strange, I was surrounded by Covid, I worked through it, yet never got it. Got the wretched Vaccine and messed up my joints. So 🦶🦶🦶 covid. Too true.

  • I really loved your sign off. The first step to prevent history from happening is not forgetting it. We should never forget Covid 19

  • Jazmin Fernandez5 months ago

    Got covid two times, but God is good. Yeah, Roy, Covid has disrupted our living in many ways, and its effects are likely to be felt for years to come.

  • Rachel Morales5 months ago

    Very deep and emotional!

  • Abby Kay Mendonca5 months ago

    Got Covid for the first time 3 weeks ago. I’m a first responder, and knowing what I know, nothing prepared me for the heaviness in my lungs. It’s still here. Wish I could punch 🤛 Covid!! Great fricken poem!

  • J. S. Wade5 months ago

    Excellent Roy. No one would fault you if your cover photo displayed the iconic middle finger. 😎

  • Lamar Wiggins5 months ago

    Ugh! Covid sucks... In a sense, it is a true alien invasion, only we can't see the enemy. God bless the souls who have succumbed. Thank you, Roy for crafting a letter that is well overdue.

  • Ahna Lewis5 months ago

    We were just talking in my PLC about the havoc Covid is still wreaking on student learning. Definitely a relatable poem!

  • You have given voice in clear terms what most of us would wish to say to COVID-19. I grieve for those who dismiss it or think differently.

  • Donna Renee5 months ago

    Love the sign off you used, Roy! Memories of fear for sure 😞

  • 💯❤️Admiration my friend 📝👍

  • Madison Newton5 months ago

    Very interesting personifying Covid-19. Well done!

  • Jay Kantor5 months ago

    Hi Roy ~ Profound as per your usual ~ We all can 'relate' on so many F'n levels! - Vocal Authors Community - Jay Kantor, Chatsworth, California 'Senior' Vocal Author

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