Dear diary, it's 1348

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

It's 1348
Do you remember this date?
A dark illness sat in the winds
Blowing at all the lives it's about to take

An illness is spreading
The reapers are collecting
Taking all our loved ones
We thought we were protecting

Quarantine yourself, stay off the streets
"You men, start digging"
Holes meant for the dead
Stacked and put to rest

Ring the town bell, tell all who can hear
Spread the word, spread the word
Darkness has landed here
The streets became mute
Word travels fast with those who commute

Nature has spit out a plague
She is throwing her worst at the human race
But as time passes, numbers start to fall
And come the following years
It's as though nothing happened at all

Such a dark age
Full of suffering, sadness and outrage
Full of loss, pain and going out alone
Sound familiar?
A virus that hit home?

Maybe one day we'll write about 2020
A virus that spread and started killing many

It's 2020
Do you remember this date?


Submitted: November 12, 2020

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It is true, there have been many plagues and pandemics. The pandemic of 2020, I believe, is the biggest yet in terms of number of lives lost and number of lives affected. It's pretty scary. Nicely written. Write on!

Fri, November 13th, 2020 1:15am


I good reminder that this has happened before, and according to virologists, is just waiting to happen again. You made an excellent point about how quickly these things are forgotten - just an easing of lock down restrictions proves that.
Well done.

Fri, November 13th, 2020 11:21am

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