Hello Virus (Sound of Silence)

Hello virus, you’re no friend

You’re so vicious, softly creeping

You sowed a seed that caught us sleeping

And the danger travelling quickly like a train

Still remains.

And in the ghostly streets there’s silence

Lost with my thoughts I walk alone

Silent streets all life has gone.

Obeying rules for getting out

Covering up my nose and face.

I cross the road or slow my pace

And keep my distance

Surrounded by the sound of silence.

And in the silent streets I saw

A dozen people, maybe more.

People nodding but not speaking

People greeting but not touching

People writing songs social media share

And no one dare

Touch for fear of virus

“Fools” , they say. You do not know

Virus like a cancer grows

Hear my words that I might teach you

Flee my arms arms for fear it reach you

But their words like silent raindrops fell

And echoed

In the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed

To the failing god they made

And the sign flashed out its warning

In the words that it was forming

And the sign said, “Stay at home

Don’t risk the subway walls or railings

Wash your hands don’t take a risk”

But still we walk, drink in the silence.


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