The worst you’ve ever seen!

Rafiek Frantz, Westridge

It’s one o’clock in the morning and

I’m supposed to be snoring

But I’m tossing and turning –

wondering what it’ll take, so eventually I sit up straight

and to bide my time,

decide to compose some rhyme

Yet, it is hard to focus, cos

right outside my window

the mating felines were already in chorus!

In the still of the night

I lash out with might

As they scuttle away in a direction

I continue with retrospection

The core of these lyrics

Wasn’t from the Stylistics

As there simply was no debate

that this disease was about to dictate!

You couldn’t see it anywhere

Yet it was in the atmosphere

Covid-19

It was the worst you’ve ever seen!

It was born in Wuhan

not too far from Jackie Chan

Floating from man to man

to every corner of the land

Covid-19

It was the worst you’ve ever seen!

Suddenly it made sense

The world needed to cleanse

Cos its sweeping destruction

was simply immense!

Covid-19

The worst you’ve ever seen!

Banned was the smokes – thus

frustrating the folks

Some thought they could choose

But noooo! So too was the booze

Covid-19

The worst you’ve ever seen!

Lockdown meant a shutdown

not to be frowned upon

And if you’d care, then a mask you’ll wear

This virus is no joke, cos it could make you choke

Covid-19

The worst you’ve ever seen!

This global pandemic

saw everyone in a panic

Leading to never-ending queues

to stockpile for domestic use

Covid-19

The worst you’ve ever seen!

It didn’t take long to realise

new word on the block was “sanitise”

And to flatten the curve,

you just had to stay on your turf

Covid-19

The worst you’ve ever seen!