Me reading a long form poem I wrote on my province’s COVID-19 story. Text below for follow. 🙂
TALES FROM COVID #19 – #staytheblazeshome
There once was a land called Nova Scotia –
Which’s Premier asked the people not to roam –
In pandemic times of new corona –
This is their tale to #staytheblazeshome!
To prevent the spread of CoViD-19 –
They had to stay inside, with some, alone –
Until it was gone or came a vaccine –
They all would have to #staytheblazeshome!
They could still explore the world, see others –
Through Firefox, Facetime, Facebook, Skype, Edge, Chrome –
Each one on their own, or all together –
Connect with tech and #staytheblazeshome!
There were lots of other things to do, though –
If folks did not have internet or phones –
Arts, crafts, books, games, writing, music, puzzles –
So much to help them #staytheblazeshome!
Now, of course, they had to go out sometime –
But far too oft, and always with their phones –
Through which Google tracked them day and night time –
To show they did not #staytheblazeshome!
When the Premier saw this, he was livid –
He got on TV, his mouth frothed with foam –
Scolded those ignoring laws on CoViD –
And told them all to #staytheblazeshome!
Right away, the message resonated –
The world made memes, beers, songs, shirts, all things known –
Ev’ry thing with what the Premier stated –
His catchphrase hashtagged, #staytheblazeshome!
But unlike the virus that went viral –
His scolding’s biggest impact was in tone –
Worse and worse, the situation spiraled –
Folks yelled, but did not #staytheblazeshome!
So he sent police to ticket people –
For being where they’re not allowed to roam –
Or too close in public, or too social –
When they know well to #staytheblazeshome!
This worked well, and things reopened slowly –
Each step with rules, enough to make a tome –
To avoid more peaks and waves that’d only –
Return them all to #staytheblazeshome!
So did Nova Scotians follow plenty –
Enough to rid of CoVidD from their home?
Will there be a Tales from CoViD 20?
One called You Did Not #staytheblazeshome!
Meh! For now, heed Nova Scotia’s screw-up –
As detailed in this cautionary poem –
To diminish such pandemics’ wallop –
Right from the start, ye #staytheblazeshome!