Unsung COVID warriors

The world would be a better place tomorrow

Because of what you did today in this time of sorrow

While some saw an opportunity to sell oxygen and medications

At inflated prices, you sold at a loss to needy patients

While the COVID positive elderly couple was shunned

By fearful neighbors, you were the one who summoned

Enough courage to enter their home in protective gear

And help them with food, medications, relieve their fear

You were exhausted, discouraged and drained

After a brutal COVID ward shift, yet you helped a distant acquaintance in pain

You spent hours to secure a hospital bed somehow

Sacrificing needed and deserved sleep to allow

Yet another person to get a fighting chance

To escape the illness’s lethal dance

Running errands for your loved ones in quarantine

You drove your neighbors to get the vaccine

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You did all this as some of your loved ones

Were fighting this illness in ICUs, in isolation

You’ve been going through private hell, but the world would be

A better place tomorrow because of your acts of humanity..

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