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An Ode To Covid Idiocracies

The author, a doctor by profession, reflects her own frustrations related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

During the 2020 pandemic of Covid-19 infection, people all around the world faced certain common problems. The poem depicts a few such idiotic accounts that were witnessed worldwide.


An Ode to Covid Idiocrasies

Rising death toll's the talk of the town
While mother earth is on a lock down.
Yet people in the world are roaming around
Like impeccable fools and perfect clowns!

With eyes on the internet round the clock,
To hear blathering speeches that puts all in a shock!
Amazed and amused by such laughing stock,
Who can scarcely think and barely talk!

Whilst the medical crew's going fearless,
Trying to clear the deadly mess,
Taking on their shoulders the entire stress,
Superheroes-they are; please do confess!

But despite their efforts to check casualties
And people sharing with charities,
Sadly, what's ruining it all are the fallacies!
So, here's to witnessing covid idiocrasies!

Farah N Huq


© 2020 Farah N Huq


Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 05, 2020:

Thank you for such a positive feedback, John. Being a doctor and having to work with a huge risk in the current pandemic, it get's really frustrating to see a majority of the population not paying any heed to the warnings and instructions and rather acting like ignorant fools. Quite a bit of it is my personal experience and it came out from my own frustrations. In this part of the world we did not have a toilet paper crisis though. However we are being forced to ration with the hospital supplies like masks and gloves. Sadly, the crisis is similar worlwide. So, this was an effort to cover the crazy part of the covid pandemic. Glad you liked it! Let's hope together we can control this ASAP. Stay blessed and stay safe!

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 04, 2020:

This is a wonderful poem. There is so much panic and confusion amid what is happening at the moment and this is just fuelled by our leaders and the media. If people would just take care and use common sense it would all go much smoother. The virus is a serious matter but we can't spend out whole existence cowering in fear.

Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 03, 2020:

What are your thoughts on the current covid-19 pandemic?

Please feel free to leave your comments, opinion or questions below. I'll be more than happy to answer them.

With love,

Farah N Huq

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