Monday, June 27, 2022

Covid Is Here


Photo by Sarah Kilian on Unsplash



Contemplating life

pondering death

all because

Covid is here

touching all things

I hold dear

I did my best

followed all the rules

used all the tools

vacce'd and masked

still, it pierced my defenses

now I face all the consequences


Covid is here

as it ravages and burns

I've come to terms

there will be no rest

not with this unwelcome guest

so I stumble and stagger

a human half dead

filled with disease

and plenty of dread


Covid is here

It haunts through the night

tossing and turning

my body fights

this invasive intruder

as it tests and taunts

all my weakest spots

the pain unbearable

the rest denied, unendurable


Covid is here

and I'm trying to survive

praying for reprieve

I have to believe

all my preparations

will eventually payoff

but days in

this evil is not backing off

and I've no more tools


Covid is here

It's not fair

I did everything right

but no matter the caution,

or how hard you fight

this sneaky devil

always had you in its sights


Covid is here

a parasite that

subjugates your body

befuddles your brain

I thank God

at least

the soul is free

of this unholy beast


Please understand

I don't fear death

I'd welcome the change

I just don't want

to give Covid

any more fame!


Yolanda Renee © 2022



  1. I am so very sorry to read this - and hope you recover quickly and completely.

  2. So sorry you got COVID. I hope you recover quickly. And you're right that we can get it no matter what we do.

  3. So sorry for what you're going through! Wishing you a swift and complete recovery.

  4. That's awful! I'm so sorry you are suffering and I hope your recovery will come quickly. Best wishes! ♥

  5. Oh Renee - I so feel for you ... I just hope it doesn't find me ... brilliant poem though. Take care, look after yourself ... and with healthy thoughts going over the pond - cheers Hilary

  6. Oh Renee, you know how sorry I am for what you're going through. I wish you a speedy recovery with no lingering after effects. It has inspired a brilliant poem which I've tweeted. I'm sure it will touch anyone in this situation. Love you!

  7. Thinking of you dear friend! You are in my heart and prayers!

    1. I can now say I am on the mend. It's taken longer than I expected, and fatigue is now the biggest drain. But I'm on the mend and that's all that matters. Thank you everyone for posting. It means everything!

    2. Such good news, so thankful to know you are getting better! Take it slow and don't overdo!


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