High hopes

By Marilyn Jones, Schoolcraft’s Poet Laureate

There’s a break in the clouds ahead
Brilliant technicians have come up with vaccines,
The deaths from COVID-19 will soon be squelched
We’re ready for normalcy and familiar things.

Of course, it’s going to take a while
Folks need to be convinced to get a shot,
Yes, there are unwanted side-effects
But a day to recuperate from the pandemic
Is better than what we got.

Some people hoarded essentials
Life as we knew it, was upside-down,
Others were desperate for toilet paper
No bowling or movies, left us with a frown.

School kids missed their classes and friends
Our graduating seniors really got gypped,
Our sports teams planned to win at State
Younger students had no parties or field trips.

But maybe there was a message here
We learned to appreciate what we had before,
Everyone had a place to get food
Though some shelves were stripped in every store.

So get in line for your immunization
We’ve had enough of quarantine each day,
Soon you can pack up your masks
Give thanks, and hope we will be normal by May!

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