Coronavirus Blues

Coronavirus Blues

Is it a history lesson
Or a sign of the times
A morality play
Or just the same old shit
On a different day
Fear seems rooted in our DNA
And tragedy never seems far away

So let me share with you
this sad little ditty
That has bothered me
Since I was a kiddie

Fallout Shelter

Now you can be brave and you can be proud
But we all live under a nuclear cloud
And we could get buried in a nuclear shroud

Don’t live your life all helter-skeltor
Build yourself a fall-out shelter
Big enough for you and kin
Just don’t invite friends and neighbors in

Now you can be sane or you can be crazy
You can work hard or you can be lazy
Without a shelter you’re pushing up daisies

You know it aint fair, you know it ain’t right
Those damned Rooskies keep us up all night
Got the kids in school doin fall-out drills
Got the grown-ups taking ‘benzos’ pills
Every soul in the whole damn nation
Knows the definition of annihilation

Don’t live your life all helter-skeltor
Build yourself a fall-out shelter
Big enough for you and kin
Just don’t invite friends and neighbors in

Rubba dub dub, get your own shelter bub
Get your own shelter bub
Get your own shelter bub

From my second book of poetry, Beyond the Waters.
Also find this and more of my poems right here on my website.
Be safe. Stay home. As long as it takes.