One World, COVIDLY! – Poem by Richmond Lamptey

    First World
    Second World
    Third World
    No World!

    Corona corrodes the core
    And levels all the levels
    Of who thinks they’re mighty
    Forever soaring in real or imaginary skies
    And who feels they’re termites
    Forever condemned to scuttle the earth.

    The smell of pain and death
    Hangs in the dearth of everything essential
    But the aroma of recoveries
    Is stronger and mightier and trendier!

    We wait with hope for healing for all
    In the confusion of what the virus is
    And is not!

    Health to frontline workers!
    Wealth to those who have lost businesses!

    One day posterity will hear and read
    What a grandsire has told and written
    Of a virus so powerful
    It made the powerful so powerless!

    POET: Richmond Lamptey



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