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Rated: E · Poetry · Contest Entry · #2256420
Third Place Taboo Words Contest August 2021
What To Do This Time Of Year?

It was that time of year when the days were hot,
Thoughts of winter were on my mind a lot.
We’d decided to stay home, not be absent,
For COVID Variant D was running rampant

This meant more time to garden and putter around,
T’would be a nice change of pace, stay in our gowns.
What am I saying, in this heat? That’s crazy!
Think I’ll just lie in the shade, be very lazy

On second thought, not stay home after all,
Find people who talk with a smooth southern drawl
Wear masks and practice social distancing,
Try finding something that is really interesting.

Wait a sec, I forgot that I detest crowds!
Jam packed together, always so rude and loud.
Being home would be better, I keep saying that,
Relax on the porch, with the neighbors we’d chat.

I can’t make up my mind about what to do
This, that, or the other, it’s all in your view.
I hear an announcement on the radio.
They’ve locked us down again, at home we’ll save dough

COVID’s not going anywhere soon I’m sure,
So home I’ll stay looking through brochures
I don’t want to spend time in a hospital bed,
Being tended by nurses, maybe spoon fed

It’s not all that bad, I keep speaking aloud,
Determined to have more fun than is allowed,
The heck with it all, I’ll sleep the time away,
Wake me when it’s over, that’s all I can say.


Jim Dorrell
8/12/21


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