What I Have Missed

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 28, 2020 - Features - No Comments

It’s Poetry Day at An Ordinary Joe’s Soapbox!

I have written a poem entitled “What I Have Missed”. It is about what I have been missing since coronavirus became an epidemic. For poetry lovers and for those who think poetry is nothing but bull bleep, enjoy!

What I have missed
Since coronavirus
Became the modern
Black Plague–
Going out in public
Without being required
To wear
A mask.
Not having to
Keep away
From people
At least six feet.
Having no restrictions
On where I want
To travel.
Not being locked down
For weeks
At a time.
Seeing toilet paper
And hand sanitizer
Stocked in grocery stores.
Watching news stories
On the Kardashians,
The Final Four,
Baseball’s Opening Day,
The Kentucky Derby,
Golf’s Masters’ and U.S. Open,
Easter celebrations,
Graduations,
Weddings,
And social gatherings
Rather than on
Hospitals,
Demonstrations,
And statues
Come a-tumbling
Down.
Being in
A world that
Seemed a lot closer
To so-called
Normalcy
Than it is now.
It has been said
A Miss
Is as good as
A Mile.
But I would gladly
Walk
A few hundred miles
To return to the
World
I now miss
Because of
Coronavirus.

Joe’s Maybe Memorable Quote of the Day

Poetry is like history–it doesn’t repeat itself but it sure rhymes.

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