Our family has moved from the crazy stage of quarantine to the creative stage (at least for the moment). Thinking outside the box, my friend and I greatly enjoyed a “social distancing sanity walk” in my neighborhood. She took the curb; I took the sidewalk. It was soooooo good to talk to her in person. The airhug wasn’t like the real thing, but I’ll take it. We were able to laugh and talk and feel kinda normal…as normal as you can feel when you are purposely keeping your distance from each other.
The real creativity came from my thirteen year old son this morning when he, completely on his own initiative and out of the blue, presented me with his coronavirus acrostic poem. Brilliant idea. I challenged the other three kids to write one as well. Here is our finished attempts. They give you a glimpse into these strange times from a young person’s perspective.
COVID-19 By my 13-year-old son Coughing is not fun, Open stores - hard to find! Remember to wash your hands, Or else that virus is Not gonna leave you alone! After this quarantine, Virus' curve should be flattened. If I get it, I'll be sad, so Remember to wash those hands Until you run out of soap! See you after quarantine! Coronavirus By my 11-year-old daughter COVID-19, quickly spreading, Oops, I touched my face! Really frustrating - everything is cancelled. Online classes, No more than a group of 10 in person. At home all day, Video watching at night. In the White House, frantic effort, Reduce death rates and rushing to hospitals. United we must stand...in quarantine. Stop the spread! And her first attempt was this one which I thought pretty clever. Coronavirus Oronavirus Ronavirus Onavirus Navirus Avirus Virus Irus Rus Us Stop the spread!!! COVID-19 By my 9-year-old son Coronavirus in the air, On a bat, not a bear. Remember to wash your hands, On all the lands. Never forget, Awesome things still exist. Very fast it spreads, In every town. Remember this, Unexpected Surprises still await! COVID-19 By my 7-year-old daughter Coughing is horrible Oh! How horrible it is Rough life Oh! I wish it would go away Nobody likes it And everybody is buying food, Vitamins are gone I just wish a miracle would happen Right now my family has to do zoom Unbelievable Spring is almost here! Quarantine By Me Count quarantine all joy Oh people across the globe, Remembering that trials, testing faith, One by one, mature us. Not what we would have chosen, And, yet, it makes us stronger. Virtual connections, Invaluable now. Recreating community, Utilizing technology. Social distancing revealing just how close we really are. If you choose to have a go at it, please share your coronavirus acrostic poem in the comments below. I'd love to read it!