Typewriter Rodeo: Getting Tired Of (Writing Poems About) COVID

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By Sean PetrieFebruary 5, 2021 12:00 pm,

The pandemic was never welcome. More than a year in, it has worn on in so many ways, including on those who are tasked with trying to produce art during it. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

Getting Tired Of (Writing Poems About) COVID

Give me rhymes like Gorman!
And odes like Ovid!
Just please don’t give me
More about covid

Perhaps we could write
A tribute to toast
With cinnamon and sugar
Is what I like the most

Or maybe a verse
About the Super Bowl
How Brady and Mahomes
Can stir the soul

Or the simple joy
Of a job well-done
Or getting up early
To greet the sun

We could ponder the meaning
Of the West Texas sky
Or just sit on the porch
Help time go by

I’d even discuss that couch
Losing its stuffing
Heck Seinfeld was just
A show about nothing!

There are so many angles
So many topics
But this past year
Has slanted myopic

So give me rhymes like Gorman!
And odes like Ovid!
Just please, I’m kinda tired,
Of talking about covid.

a photo of the typewritten poem

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