You Don’t Remember

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You don’t remember the Spanish flu of 1918 because you were not yet alive —

Or the polio epidemic that struck every summer before 1955.

You don’t recall the Bubonic Plague between 1347-1351 — it was NOT good.

It wiped out 200 MILLION humans — not to be misunderstood.

HIV/AIDS continues to destroy lives every day and kill

Between 1981 and now there’s no vaccine or HIV/AIDS fix-it pill.

Malaria kills worldwide a child every two minutes —

It’s been killing adults and children since the 1880s.

I could go on and on with all these illnesses and plague numbers —

The point is you’re not immune to COVID-19’s plunders.

It’s killing people of all ages, both sick and fit —

Democrats, Republicans, nurses, doctors — to all it equally transmits —

A virus so virulent and contagious in its ways

It can live on metal and glass surfaces up to five days.

So please, my friends, neighbors and family, please hear me as I pray

Please don’t rush to return to life as it was in pre-COVID-19 yesterdays;

Because if you do, you may find yourself six feet under . . .

Along with your neighbor, your child, your sister or mother.

Chaplain Tamar/Coach Tammy

4.19.20

 

About Gelbart-Jaffe Coaching

Hospice Chaplain and Life Coach Associate Clinical Chaplaincy Certified Proficient Life Coach
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