When We Thought They Were Busy Before
We have seen nothing yet
Work can be hard enough
Our home life has it's ups and downs
With the end of Winter insight
We have dreams that keep building
That makes the Empire State Building look small
Through it all
Now we have the Corina Virus outbreak
Our future savings in our 401k's and IRA's took a dive
With the stock market plummeting
Where do we stand?
Is this the time to be scared?
We have to wait to hear all the facts
Before we jump to false conclusions
Then run wild into the streets
It might be too late
We watch the grocery store shelves empty out
The bread aisle bare
The sanitizers are all gone
All the toilet paper and bottled water disappeared
What magician was here?
Live by making the smart choices
Think things out
When temptation is near
Do not give in to fear
Long lines at the grocery stores like never before
People are panicking
Is there a need to stock up on food?
As people pile their food into their cart
High and heaping over the side
Is all that food for a whole month necessary?
Let's just catch our breath
Have we not paid attention to the news?
I have seen the number of Corona Virus cases increase
The first Corona Virus case was on Dec.31st. 2020
People have died
Many more are sick
Now in every state except West Virginia
Out of the country
In Italy and across the world
So many changes happening so fast
Originally it started in China
Soon after an outbreak on a cruise ship
Bad news just keeps on growing
In one nursing home in New York
A large number of elderly have died
People quarantined to their houses
Travel to certain places forbidden
Other airline travel very scary
I have seen public schools close
Church services,weddings and all large events canceled
The basketball season comes to a screaching halt
Baseball's Spring training over before it started
The Boston Marathon postponed
All casinos in the state of Mass are going to shut down
Are these proper preventive measures to take?
To keep one step ahead
In the news they said it is going to get worse before it gets better
Let's listen to what we know so far
To be true
Without getting hysterical or irrational
I want to understand?
I am trying to wrap my mind around it?
The world has dealt with many crisis's in the past
We have survived
We come out changed and a little wiser in the end
How bad will it get?
How long this will last?
These are answers nobody knows yet
As we search for a cure
Let's revisit this in a little bit
Take a deep breath of fresh air
First things first
Germs are on everything we touch
Prevent from touching your face
That is one way the virus will spread
They say close contact with people is another
Hugs and hand shaking could lead to it spreading
What we have learned so far
Wash your hands
With soap and water
As often as you can
This is one step in the right direction
The elderly and people with health issues are most at risk
For most of the population
The percentage rate is very low of people dying
As I learn more
Stay safe and use good hygiene habits
The same things that we learned when we were kids
Combined with good old common sense
DREAM ON (author) on March 20, 2020:
Gypsy Rose Lee I am outside every day. Walking and seeing people and their habits. My work has cut my hours but I am fortunate to still have a job. The restaurant has slowed down but we have a drive-thru so we can stay open. I hope your work will pick up. I am so sorry to hear about Sid I really hoped he would return. Everyone I know is healthy here. Please stay safe and we will make it through this. Thank you for reading and sharing. Life is all about caring.
Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on March 20, 2020:
I sure hope this finds you and your family safe and well. Nothing much has changed for me I was more inside than outside anyway. I continue to search for the ideal job and enjoy the sunshine outside my window. I will take a short walk outside tomorrow before I settle in for the weekend to see what is going on. However, every day I see the same people passing by and those walking their dogs. If you haven't seen this I finally made the official announcement because it was time Sid is not coming back and I can only wish him and his Papa the best up above