Pandemic Poems

Published: April 2020

Poems About The COVID-19 Pandemic

The world is facing an unprecedented health crisis. COVID-19 has spread across the globe, bringing with it sickness, death, uncertainty, anxiety, and economic upheaval. The world has stopped like never before. Businesses are closed, and schools have moved to online platforms. Social distancing is the norm, and no one knows when the end of the virus will come. Living in the midst of incredible uncertainty takes its toll on people. But may we use this time to focus on the most important things and slow down in a way we’ve never been forced to do before. 

Daily life looks very different, and this pandemic has impacted everybody in some way. You are not alone in what you are facing. The fears that rise to the surface are felt by billions of people around the world. We are all in this together. Even though the storm is raging right now, famous poet Maya Angelou once said, “Every storm runs out of rain.”

24 Poems About The COVID-19 Pandemic

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  1. 1. Look For The Blossom

    • By Jessica Bryan
    • Published: April 2020

    in Hope Poems

    The blossom will always grow.
    The seasons will always change.
    People come and go,
    Their shadows comforting and strange.

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  2. 2. Coronavirus - Have You Seen

    in Current Events Poems

    Have you seen the doctors who hardly get to sleep?
    From sad weary eyes, silent tears they weep.
    They're battling to save hundreds of lives,
    Yet see so many dying right before their eyes.

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    This was a lovely poem. Very emotional and very touching!

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  4. 3. There's A Jungle On My Head

    • By Tony Zhou
    • Published: June 2020

    in Poems by Kids

    There's a jungle on my head.
    My hair's gone absolutely wild.
    It looks like the Amazon rainforest.
    I really don't like this style.

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    • Rating 4.58
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    I'm a tutor, and I'm looking for great examples of poetry written by kids. This is perfect! It's timely, playful, and totally relatable. Well done!

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  5. 4. Feeling

    • By Sandra A. McShane
    • Published: April 2020

    in Current Events Poems

    I don't know how I'm feeling.
    I think I feel all right.
    I'm busy doing nothing
    From morning until night. 

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    Thank you so much, Nisreen. That's so lovely of you to leave a comment. When I wrote the poem, I certainly didn't think we'd still be going through it. I hope you and your family are...

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  7. 5. Keep Safe

    in Current Events Poems

    No more shaking hands.
    Don't touch your face.
    Never stand too close
    In a crowded place.

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    Excellent topical poem to us all over the world with what we are faced with. We must take responsibility not for just for him/herself and one's nearest and dearest but for all people of the...

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  8. 6. A Rainbow Of Hope

    in Current Events Poems

    God will paint rainbows in the sky
    Once again for the world and I.
    Signs that will tell us all is well,
    Freedom from this grim living hell.

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    Dear Dinah,
    I can't thank you enough. Your kind words have touched my heart. It's so nice to know the poets are being heard and read all over the world, that people like you are inspired by...

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  9. 7. A Sad Goodbye

    in Mother Death Poems

    What end to life is this?
    Five months without physical contact, without a kiss.
    So many promises unable to fulfil,
    Summer walks in the garden, a Mother's Day meal.

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    • Favorited 9
    • Votes 48
    • Rating 4.60
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  10. 8. Together In Solitude: The Challenge

    • By Jennifer N. Evensen
    • Published: March 2020

    in Current Events Poems

    If you're anxious that all have been asked to stay home,
    Take comfort in knowing you are not alone.

    Tonight at 8, wherever you are,

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  11. 9. A Rest Well-Earned

    in Current Events Poems

    Work hard, my weary body, please.
    There's lots that must be done.
    These strange old times I've never known
    Have only just begun.

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    • Rating 4.40
  12. 10. My Mask

    in Current Events Poems

    I just want to be a good friend.
    I'm not here to start a new trend.
    I know I'm not the perfect fit.
    I know I may irritate you a bit.

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    So true! I love how it is told from the mask's perspective! If I were a mask, I definitely would have those thoughts. These times are so difficult!!
    -Raven Schewe, age 11

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  13. 11. Alone Together

    • By Victoria Calleja
    • Published: May 2020

    in Current Events Poems

    There are gaps and walls between us,
    Yet we're close because we care,
    And the distance is diminished,
    For there's one enemy we share.

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    • Rating 4.37
  14. 12. The Times We Live In

    in Current Events Poems

    At the minute, times are tough.
    The self-isolation can be rough.
    Day after day, night after night.
    The future unfolding is not so bright.

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  15. 13. Prayer

    in Prayer Poems

    Protect us, Lord, and send your healing,
    Receive our prayers that keep on pouring.
    Allow your people to have their second chance.
    Yes, Lord, we are begging you hand in hand.

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    • Rating 4.36
  16. 14. Free!

    • By Matthew C. Doll
    • Published: November 2020

    in Current Events Poems

    I awoke to a pestilence, a pandemic across the nations,
    Feeling anxiety, fear, and seeing massive condemnation,

    Thinking, pondering, how could anyone thrive?

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    • Rating 4.35
  17. 15. Acorn

    • By Darren C. Mossman
    • Published: March 2020

    in Current Events Poems

    The spring was a ghost, as winter wither'd away.
    The bird's song was vapid, the flowers awaited May.
    Alone we all sat, windows locked and shutter'd,
    afraid of our neighbours, our bread went unbutter'd.

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    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 78
    • Rating 4.33
  18. 16. One Day

    in Current Events Poems

    One day I will be back,
    And we'll be smiling face to face.
    The worries of the last few weeks
    Will be gone and all erased.

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  19. 17. A Brave Nurse, That She Is...

    • By Kimberley Thomas
    • Published: May 2020

    in Current Events Poems

    A brave nurse, that she is.
    She faces her fears for us,
    By whipping on her scrubs and gloves
    Each day with no fuss.

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    • Stories 1
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    • Rating 4.33
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    I'm in nursing school. The pandemic isn't as severe now, but it's still just as scary. I've lost so much and so many to COVID and the idea of helping someone's family member recover from...

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  20. 18. Diabolical

    in Humorous Poems

    After hours of extensive research
    And following many a clue,
    I've finally discovered the source
    Of the new pandemic flu.

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  21. 19. Coronavirus - At War

    in Current Events Poems

    Our political views mean nothing,
    There are no sides to take.
    Both young and old must be prepared
    To fight for all our sakes.

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    • Rating 4.24
  22. 20. An Old Man’s Lament

    in Change Poems

    When I was born
    The world was waiting there for me
    To smell, to touch, to taste, to see.
    What wonders filled my little eyes.

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    • Votes 19
    • Rating 4.21

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