A Message to Anti-Lockdown Protesters

Dear anti-lockdown protesters,

Okay, we get it.

We know you hate being at home. 

We know you want to go outside and do things.

We know you want to go back to work.

But do you realize you're making things worse? 

Do you realize you're putting yourselves at risk for this virus?

Do you realize you're being selfish?

It's like you don't even care about anyone else, but yourselves.

Yes, people die from all kinds of stuff.

Yes, that's a part of life. 

But many people are DYING from this virus.

No one and I mean, NO ONE is enjoying any of this.

People are losing parents, siblings, grandparents, friends, you name it.

And if you're wondering: 

Media is NOT the "cancer". 

There aren't secret societies that "run" our country.

And, no these societies don't control our air, food, and water.  


So, instead of bashing healthcare workers and telling them

that they "should be at the hospital" and they're "fake" and "disgusting" and "unethical"...




Maybe YOU should take their jobs instead

if you wanna go back to work so badly.

Maybe YOU should take a job as an essential worker

and see what it's like. 

But don't be surprised if you get infected.

So, please.

Just do us all a favor.

Stay home

and stop embarrassing yourself. 


Annette M Velasquez

Honest, direct and to the point. I agree 100%. As for the poem, the message is strong and its strength is the clarity, straightforwardness, and structured writing. There is nothing excessive, elaborate or obscure here.


Wow, thank you so much! That really means a lot to me. I feel like it's important for people to know that protesting a virus is not going to solve this pandemic that we're going through right now. It's not going to solve anything. 

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