Illness Overcome... & Then Some (written Jan. 2021)
In some form or fashion,
Everyone needs a little compassion
Arrested development & trauma leads to the loss of your emotional core
Walls are put up, then you're locked behind mental bars & a steel door
Because most chase momentary, instant gratification
As their only concern is the one and only #1
Everyone stays too busy to stop, look, & listen
Suddenly it's you covered in sweat with a body chills kinda condition
What's the matter? Does the Covid cat got your tongue?
It devours your each breath & inflames every lung
This illness ain't no joke! You better MASK IT!
'Cause it's killed more in the U.S. than WWII, 425,000 in a casket.
Vaccines--Moderna, Pfizer, or J&J--it don't matter what kind
Get in where you fit in, cause this shot is hard to find!
I know cause I've been there & done that
After Covid-19 came & left me, I was no longer fat!
The vomiting ain't no simple hangover, I went 6 hours straight--for hella long
Couldn't even hold down liquid Pedialite, it came out all wrong
The Dr. brought me a pen & paper, so I signed away my life and let it be
As I wondered when will I be free, in went the I.V.
I looked up & saw wires, a machine, & a nurse
And a bag full of liquid that looked like a see-through purse
The currency it carried is called Bamlaninivad
After the 3-tube transfusion & 2 days of non-stop sleep, I felt FAB!
No one is too big or too tough to avoid getting this illness inoculated
Not even Nostradamus could've foreseen or have calculated
So, you better beware of how you (treat others &) act
With the neighbors you despise, you better make a pact
'Cause you never know (when &) whose help you'll truly need
Make every day a random act of kindness & do a good deed
'Cause it ain't over, even after you think you are fine
When you try & take a deep breath, you'll hear a wheezing whine
Also comes the fatigue & brain fog, like a vicious mental storm
You've gotta wait for much longer until you feel like you're back to norm
Healing & recovery is like unlocking that steel, heavy door
Like to unbuild mountains & unlearn racism is a never-ending chore
Whether you're in or out of a real or "self-made" prison cell
Loneliness, forced solitude, & illness is the worst kind of HELL!
When you decide to fight & finally test your *best self* & all the more
Only with genuine intent & focused drive can you succeed, breaking obstacles
& pushing through that door!
Written by: Michael Manjeet Singh, T-22165
California Medical Facility (CMF)
PO Box 2000
Vacaville, CA 95696
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