NaPoWriMo – Day 21

21st Century Warfare

She heals while we suffer Covid-19.

She warned us with earthquakes,

and volcanos, terrible burning fires.

We did not listen, when do we ever?

Greta Thunberg did not convince us all.

“Go back to school!” They jeered.

Now, only frontline workers’ children are in school.

The rest at home being schooled by parents,

or left to run wild, gathering in gangs, shoulder to shoulder.

They think they are invincible so social-distancing does not apply to them.

The death toll fell but today, rose again.

But at 800+ is still far too many.

Our frontline staff are dying due to the lack of PPE.

Firms in Britain clamouring to make them.

Our government dithers, while all around people die.

Boris Johnson is no Churchill we need leaders of his ilk.

Sorry to say, we don’t raise them like that anymore.

This is world warfare in the 21st Century.

Our scientists are working overtime to find a vaccine.

Until then, Mother Earth heals while we suffer Covid-19.

©The Vixen of Verse, 2020.

PPE = Personal Protection Equipment

Greta Thunberg Photo by Markus Spiskefrom Pexels