1st WHEN HELPS OUTSIDE
8th OH! THAT VIRUS
15th COMING OF THE P WORD
29th UNCONQUERED SPIRIT
China came the scary news,
Wet market virus blues;
Like ancestor viruses SARS,
But fewer effective infection bars.
“Look out”was late call from WHO,
Great chance of losing your dough.
Cases double then quickly quadruples,
No pretext of any scruples.
World leaders not impressed,
No ready to just let it rest.
Some downplay potency and scope,
Unwilling to appear to be anyone's dope.
Denial common for way too long,
Official message same old song.
Pathetic response saying it wont last,
World travelers saw it happen so fast.
Epidemic named but no one shamed,
Waves of infection see countries blamed.
Tracking the hard won learning curve,
Politicians so ignorant boy what a nerve.
Daily lists of infections controlled,
Concerned about impact on the old.
Many leaders lose moral ground,
Inaction abounds as bodies are found.
Experts taking matters out of their hands,
With proactive separate national plans.
Noe comes fear and panic buying,
Citizens sure leaders lying.