Poems of the Week


by Nora Jay

“Two-thirds of US believers see Covid-19 as message from God, poll finds
Poll found 31% feel strongly that God is telling humanity to change, with the same number feeling that somewhat …
Fifty-five per cent of American believers say they feel at least somewhat that God will protect them from being infected.”
—The Guardian

According to a recent poll
To quantify the nation’s soul,
It’s thought by 62%
That COVID’s a divine event.
God wants humanity to change
Say all of these, but there’s a range:
Half feel it “strongly,” filled with zeal,
While “somewhat”’s how the others feel.
Percentage-wise, some 55
Feel God will help them stay alive
Somewhat at least; the other lot
Feel less than somewhat, i.e. not.