What’s happening right now?

What’s happening right now?

What’s happening right now?

What’s going on in our world?

Well, here’s your answer.

What, what is it?

Right now, our world is going through a crisis.

A bad crisis, may I add.

There is this virus, and it’s bad.

People can get terribly sick.

And what I’m saying is definitely not a trick!

Should you be worried?

Well, I certainly think that you should be worried,

But, some aren’t worried about this at all!

They think it’s a trick, they might throw a ball!

But that’s terrible!

Yes, it’s true.

I don’t enjoy saying what I am.

Well, maybe you shouldn’t.

I have to get the word out.

This virus is called the coronavirus.

This time period is called COVID-19.

What shall we do to protect ourselves from this coronavirus?

Well, we have to stay away from each other.

I know that it’s sad, but it has to be done.

If we try, we may be able to have fun.

How could we ever have fun?

Well, I must find a way, it has to be done.

Play. Do our work.

We must do things that we would do in normal times,

In the world, where we ate limes.

We ate limes whole for our friends to see,

Now, there is no reason to laugh with thee.

I miss my friends.

Well, I do too,

And I hope to see them very soon.

Until then, I’ll wait for noon.

Why noon?

I don’t know, do you?

Not all the answers are here with me.

I’m not all-knowing, you see.

I think I know what’s happening right now.

I believe I have some answers about what’s going on in our world.

Thank you, Mom, because now I see,

I know I can’t see others, except you and me,

But I do have a world in a crisis,

And I have to live with the consequences of our world trying to fix this mechanical problem,

This virus machine!

I love you my child,

And I will get through this with you at my side, we will get through this COVID-19,

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