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Corona Loves to Party – by Ed Devery



We all love to party, that great get away 

All fears and worries vanish, fun all the way 


I had reason to celebrate, Ramona came into my life 

The start of a real love affair, future husband and wife 


New Year’s Eve 2019, ideal time to party together 

And welcome in 2020, New beginnings for each other 


Our feelings so strong and sincere, nothing to tear us apart

We just couldn’t wait for 2020, countdown to start 


The hotel was just right, all in festive mood 

Enjoying the merry music and drinks, and delicious food 


As midnight was approaching, 2020 not far behind 

Ramona and I anticipating, great plans in mind


But then to our great surprise, a stranger suddenly appeared

Sitting at our table and talking, this was weird 


We didn’t invite anybody, just Ramona and myself 

A table for two and now for three, strange in itself 


We asked her for her name, never seen her before 

My name is Corona, she said, party lover to the core


We reluctantly accepted her company, doubt still remained 

A stranger unwelcome and uninvited, not easy comprehend 


It then became remarkable, all of her time was for me

She ignored Ramona completely, as if a nobody


After being distracted for some time, I turned to Ramona 

To discover that she wasn’t there, now just myself and Corona 


Shock and horror gripped me, Ramona nowhere in sight 

She was gone forever, hopes and dreams ended that night 


I felt so unwell and out of sorts, like a spell cast from Corona 

The sad end to a beautiful relationship, between myself and Ramona 


I now discover that we didn’t WASH OUR HANDS, KEEP A SOCIAL DISTANCE, or WEAR A MASK that night 

And left an open invitation for Corona to come along, take over, and blow a beautiful relationship out of sight 


This poem is encouraging the reader, maybe, to look at the Coronavirus outbreak during 2020 in a more light-hearted way. But I’m not fully convinced that I have succeeded in doing so…..

I am conscious also that this ugly virus, unfortunately, has affected so many people in so many dreadful ways. This is very regrettable. However, if we all wash our hands, keep a social distance and wear a mask, this virus can be defeated. Be aware that WE ALL HAVE THE POWER WITHIN US to take control of it and that WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER, hopefully…..