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Outwit Covid-19

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Poem Summary

Outwit Covid-19 is about her fear of coronavirus. She wears her mask and uses hand sanitizer trying to stay safe. It is difficult for her to hide from something she cannot see. She worries about the one's who do not believe it is real putting her in danger. She trusts God to fight her battles. This calms her with a sense of peace.

"Outsmart Covid-19" by World Health Organization

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Outwit Covid-19

Fear weighs heavy on her mind

trying to outwit the rage of Covid-19,

daunting her mask,

constantly dabbing gel on her dried out hands,

hoping to stay safe.


Feeling like she is stuck

between two fires

hiding from a monster she cannot see,

as the numbers spike

with many lying on their death beds,

suffering in isolation

waiting for a cure.


Worrying about the people

who do not believe in God,

who claim they need to see a miracle first,

taking nothing at face value

putting the rest of us in harm’s way.


Trusting in her heavenly father

to he fight her battles,

for he removes all her worries,

letting her know

the flames cannot consume her soul,

calming her with a sense of peace.

"Phil Wickham - Battle Belongs ( offical video)

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 21, 2021:

Not able to hide from a monster she cannot see

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 27, 2020:

Rosina,

Thank you.

I honestly don't think the mask will protect us from Covid-19, but it might deter it a little bit. After all..it's a monster virus.

I pray God guides the hands of those working on a vaccine.

Take care and stay safe.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 27, 2020:

Nella,

Thank you.

I think alot of people are scared.

I am hoping for a vaccine.

Enjoy your day.

Rosina S Khan on November 27, 2020:

This poem explains the real scenario with COVID-19. We are all in confusion at the moment about contracting it although we wear masks and sanitize our hands. May God help us all! And may God bless and protect you, Brenda.

Nella DiCarlo from Guelph, Ontario on November 27, 2020:

Brenda your poem is moving and helps us see that so many are scared but can find some comfort in sharing fears and being hopeful.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 27, 2020:

Cheryl,

I hear you! I cannot imagine how they walk through life.

Take care and stay safe.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 27, 2020:

Ann,

Thank you.

It is problematic when others think there is no need to wear a mask.

We must look at the bright side and hope a vaccine is ready soon.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 27, 2020:

Liz,

This is a challenging time which test the faith of many.

Have a great day.

Cheryl E Preston from Roanoke on November 27, 2020:

I dont know how people make it who don't believe in anything.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 27, 2020:

Bill,

Thank you.

I am hopeful that the vaccines are on the horizon.

Recently they had a sheriff standing guard at the doir of Krogers just to make people put their mask on. I think that is pitiful and a waste of the officers time.

Thanksgiving was nice...quiet and relaxing with no rushing to travel.

Thank you for asking.

Stay safe and have a pleasant day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 27, 2020:

Peggy,

Thank you.

I hear a vaccine is nearby. I hope it works.

We had a quiet Thanksgiving this year, but we made certain to have all the trimmings.

We have alot of leftovers so today there will be no cooking.

Have a great day and stay safe.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 27, 2020:

Manatita44,

Thank you.

This time of darkness in 2020 makes it hard to be positive, but she does find oeace in the warm embrace of God's love.

Stay safe and have a nice day.

manatita44 from london on November 27, 2020:

Ends well. She's positive, at least. Not an easy challenge, this 2020. Written well!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 27, 2020:

Your poem is certainly a timely one. Many of us are doing all we can to stay safe, only hoping that others do the same. The upcoming vaccines will hopefully break the back of this pandemic. I hope that you had a great Thanksgiving.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 27, 2020:

Your poem captures the reality we all live in. We do what we can to stay safe, and hope others do the same. Hopefully these new vaccines will be effective and ready soon for the general public.

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, my friend.

bill

Liz Westwood from UK on November 27, 2020:

We are certainly living through challenging times. You capture the COVID situation well, with the hope given by Christian faith ending the poem on a positive note.

Ann Carr from SW England on November 27, 2020:

It is a worry when others don't keep their distance, isn't it? You're right, it helps to believe in someone who looks after us. I've learnt to keep on the bright side!

Good rhythm here.

Ann

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