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. Feeling

    • By Sandra A. McShane
    • Published: April 24, 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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  2. 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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  4. 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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    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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  5. 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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    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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  7. 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

  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Look For The Blossom

    • By J L
    • Published: April 9, 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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  11. Together In Solitude: The Challenge

    • By Jennifer N. Evensen
    • Published: March 27, 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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  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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