We are Your Tomorrow, with love – a poem by Kempton #covid19

Note: Few days ago I wrote my first poem, a #covid19 poem as well and you can read it here: “I am the f**King Virus“.

We are Your Tomorrow, with love – a poem by Kempton.
(version 1.0 0.65 Work-In-Progress poem)

We are Your Tomorrow, from Wuhan with love

We fled our city when we knew a lock down was coming

Our supermarket shelves were emptied by us in a hurry

We overwhelmed our hospitals as the cases grew exponentially

Our divorce rates spiked as we got fed up of each other

We are Your Tomorrow, from Hong Kong with love

We hoarded toilet paper as if we all had diarrhea

Our political leaders were totally useless and mistrusted so chaos ensued

We hunted for masks and were royally gouged

Our critiques of Emperor Xi legitimized our bigotry for all mainland Chinese

We are Your Tomorrow, from South Korea with love

We went to churches and “Patient 31” was reborn as “Super Spreader” accountable for half of our country’s Red Sea of Infections

Our military cleaned our streets with theatrical fogging disinfecting guns

We hoped to escape our hell of covid19 by hopping on the train named “Testing, Testing, Testing”

Our death tolls eventually slowed, epidemic curve flattened, and we even have excess testing capacity to test incoming travellers

We are Your Tomorrow, from Italy with love

We had some of the best hospitals and ICU beds but soon they were overwhelmed

Our health workers were stressed to the max. Unfortunately some caught covid19 and died

We treated our ventilators like gold and people died without one regardless of being young or old.

Our nightly singing kept our health workers’ and frontline fighters’ spirit high as if they had time to drink wine

We are Your Tomorrow, from Iran with love

We died in absolute silence or deafening thunder when no one is around to hear it

Our fanatical leaders egged us on to lick religious gates and ignore science

We died in mass graves visible from space using satellite imaging

Our land, unfortunately, may doomed to become a covid19 stronghold

We are Your Tomorrow, from United Kingdom with love

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We are Your Tomorrow, from United States with love

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We are Your Tomorrow, from Japan with love

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We are Your Tomorrow, from Canada with love

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Credit: “We are Your Tomorrow” is a quote from New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo in his 20200325 presser.

20200403 JHU Med - global & US data

20200403 JHU Med – global & US data

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