A poem about many of the lies we have been told about COVID-19
“A hoax”, they called it, “it’ll go away”
As more and more got sick and died each day.
Johnson would rather see bodies piled high
than have a third lockdown so fewer’d die.
“This is a flu.” “Pretty good job we’ve done”
Said Trump, calling the battle almost won.
Those scientists, they are lying to you
We’re smarter and we’ll tell you what to do.
Vaccines change your DNA, implant chips
Bill Gates said they’d kill you, please read my lips.
Doctors and superheroes all wear masks.
You refuse if someone orders or asks.
Betsy DeVos said children are stoppers.
How could she say such murderous whoppers?
True, it’s bad for a kid to be off school
But going could kill them and theirs, you fool.
To Trump and Sturgis rallies you should go
And if thousands die, t’wasn’t us, you know.
If you must stay home, for me it’s all right
To go out for a drive to test my sight.
If we say lock down, no loved ones to see
We’ll party on at Number Ten, you’ll see.
Here’s our latest conspiracy theory
To cure COVID you must drink your own pee.
All these pronouncements are nothing but lies,
Heedless if someone believes them and dies.
And not just the followers up and die:
Friends, kin and colleagues do too. Tell me, why?
We all fall down.