Pandemic Poems

Published: April 13, 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. 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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    • Rating 4.32
  2. 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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    • Rating 4.31
    Featured Shared Story

    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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  4. 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 4.65
    • Poem of the Day
  5. 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 4.12
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  7. 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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    • Rating 4.10
  8. 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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  9. There's A Jungle On My Head

    • By Tony Zhou
    • Published: June 24, 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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    • Rating 4.48
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    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!

  10. 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 4.21
  11. Alone Together

    • By Victoria Calleja
    • Published: May 29, 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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  12. 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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