Nobody Knows!

Ronovan Décima Poetry Challenge #16
“Grow” In C rhyme line

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In the year two thousand nineteen
Exotic meat sold in Wuhan.
Special food to debut in
A little rice with sweet green bean.
Wish it included a vaccine.
Three months later the problem grows,
Must shut it down leaders propose.
They thought first it was endemic,
Now world suffers in a pandemic.
When it will end nobody knows!

                                             ©2020 cj holm


“Décima” (also known as Espinel) is a Spanish style or form of musical poetry that contains 10 lines of eight syllables.
The style has a rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc. Sometimes you break the stanza up in abba/accddc.
The abba/accddc requires either a period or semicolon after the fourth line break.

Gone Too Soon

The loss of my nephew this week after he complained of a headache and fever that seemed to be better stunned our family.

Chris was a healthy 45-year-old male who died alone in his apartment within days of his complaining of symptoms. My brother tried to check on him the day after his phone conversation and got no answer to his pounding on his apartment door. The apartment manager refused to open the door and suggested calling the police. The police said they would have to wait 48 hours to do a check. Sadly after that time, Chris was found dead.

The Risk of COVID-19 seemed to be far away here in Minnesota; the Orient and stranded cruise ships seemed to be unrelated to our welfare, but we were wrong. Minnesota has become one of the nation’s hot spots.

I am going through waves of disbelief, anger, fear, and anger again while watching the deniers protest in the streets. Seeing the idiots in Lansing, Michigan demonstrating while carrying guns in their demand to reopen their state now sickens me.

This culture of science denial, led by an egomaniac politician does not help. Science needs to reinstated as the norm.