Pandemic Poems

Published: April 2020

Poems About The COVID-19 Pandemic

24 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.”

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  1. Keep Safe

    Poem About The Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    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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  2. Look For The Blossom

    • By Jessica Bryan
    • Published: April 2020
    Positivity During Covid-19 Pandemic

    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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  4. Feeling

    • By Sandra A. McShane
    • Published: April 2020
    Feelings Of Dealing With COVID-19

    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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  5. A Rainbow Of Hope

    Hope During The Coronavirus

    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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    • Rating 4.36
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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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  7. Together In Solitude: The Challenge

    • By Jennifer N. Evensen
    • Published: March 2020
    Poem Offering Comfort For Coronavirus Anxiety

    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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  8. There's A Jungle On My Head

    • By Tony Zhou
    • Published: June 2020
    My Hair In Quarantine

    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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    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!

  9. 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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  10. Coronavirus - Have You Seen

    Poem Thanking Doctors And Nurses

    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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  11. Acorn

    • By Darren C. Mossman
    • Published: March 2020
    Poem About Hope In A Time Of Pandemic

    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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  12. Alone Together

    • By Victoria Calleja
    • Published: May 2020
    Hope In The Time Of Corona

    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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  13. This Too Shall Pass

    • By Mariella Scerri
    • Published: April 2020
    Looking Forward To The End Of COVID-19

    in Current Events Poems

    I long for the day to leave my den,
    To roam the streets by night and day.
    To venture out without a fear,
    To embrace the ones that I hold dear.

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  14. One Day

    Giving Hope During COVID-19

    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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  15. Diabolical

    Funny Poem About Sheltering In Place With Pets

    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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  16. 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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  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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    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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  18. My Mask

    Poem About Wearing A Mask During Covid

    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

  19. Free!

    • By Matthew C. Doll
    • Published: November 8, 2020
    Spending Time In Nature During The Pandemic

    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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  20. Coronavirus

    The Deadly Virus Of 2020

    in Current Events Poems

    Coughs, colds, viruses and flu,
    Bugs everywhere for me and you.
    To catch us out in wind and rain,
    Illness is here once again.

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  21. Imagination And You

    • By Ishita Chatterjee
    • Published: May 2020
    Not Being Held Back By Negative Thoughts

    in Creative Poems

    What if you can't go out?
    Let your imagination spread out.
    Sail merrily with the clouds.
    Keep aside all your negative doubts.

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  22. Prayer

    The World Needs Your Healing

    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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  23. A Rest Well-Earned

    A Poem About Essential Workers

    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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  24. A Sad Goodbye

    Losing Mother During Lockdown

    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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    • Rating 4.58
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  25. An Old Man’s Lament

    The World Is Changing

    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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    • Rating 4.17
  26. Mother's Day 2020

    • By Cindy J. Nowak
    • Published: May 2020
    Teacher Thanking Mothers For Homeschooling During Pandemic

    in Current Events Poems

    You are so appreciated every day.
    Things have changed in so many ways.
    This will be a year we never forget,
    So blessed and glad that we met.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 14
    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 11
    • Rating 4.36

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