Modern Day Plague.
Here I lie in my hospital bed
Nurses PPE’d from foot to head
Cannot breathe the breath of life
It’s Covid 19 running rife
I hear a voice muffled by a mask
How are you feeling I hear them ask
Unable to speak I shake my head
No air, no strength, I’ll soon be dead
Darkness engulfs it spreads all around
I first lose sight and then all sound..................................
I open my eyes now I can breathe
Ventilator extracted, cancel the wreaths
Ten days unconscious yet I’m still so tired
I lie here with Covid but haven’t expired
Four weeks in hospital before I’m released
A round of applause the doctors are pleased
I’m told to rest and continue to shield
Breathe in fresh air as outside I’m wheeled
Into an ambulance secured and ready
I’m back in my home although a little unsteady
Life can be shortened and taken away
Beware of Covid 19, you may rue the day!
©Julian Race 24/07/2020