Lose the Battle, Win the War

Wash your hands, use the soap

Stay at home, try to cope

Self-isolate, don’t foster hate

Forgive those who hoard the toilet rolls

We are all nothing more than ravaged souls.


Fear makes us crazy, drives us mad

But that does not make us good or bad

Stay strong, no right or wrong

Furloughed workers, dreams dashed

Wages cut, rates slashed.


Flights grounded, no one dare

To up and leave from this nightmare

Read a book, learn to cook

Houseparty until the eyes near weep

Stay at home, get some sleep


Hug your mum, hug your nan

I wish I could, I hope you can

Be more kind, to heart and mind

Plans are gone, what lies ahead?

There’s daily rocketing of the dead


We lost our way, we went astray

We consumed until our lungs gave way

Now we must sit, do nothing more

But lose this battle, to win the war


This poem is about: 
My community
My country
Our world


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