Composed by Roger Fisher
Several months ago health officials asked us to wear a mask
Some gladly accepted then there were those balked at the task.
The reason for the mask was to stop the
spread of the COVID virus
Some argued it will make no difference what’s the big fuss.
It didn’t take long for officials to prove their point.
The virus was spread by unmasked people in a joint.
Now the count of the infected really started to climb
Health officials said wear a mask to halt the
spread will take some time.
Authorities came up with social distancing that’s not a crime
This would prove to help control the virus, but not one time.
Masks were going to be needed the Governor said
Wear them while shopping but not in bed.
If more than two were in a car, masks were required
No more than ten could gather no matter what you desired.
With all these precautions,
the virus still couldn’t be stopped on time
Now here comes the order to wear a mask when out or be fined.
Plexiglas-glass partitions between shoppers
and cashiers all wearing a mask
Guards at some stores making sure those
who entered were attired with a mask.
Now these masks are an aggravation they
make your glasses fog over
Still there were those who defied the order
maybe they are not sober.
This mask has certainly made a change in our lifestyle
Many of those who have health problems
haven’t been out for awhile.
Some buy their groceries on-line then pick them up at the curb
Masks come in all colors and shapes and
some have teeth I have heard.
People will be people and some grumble about everything
But why take a mask to the task when
good health it could bring.
The other day I was having a tire fixed; it was a hot afternoon
I noticed the other men in the shop were
all wearing masks in that big room.
I couldn’t help but wonder
I’m proud of them for doing their part.
They are helping control COVID and
work is a good place to start
Just give this some thought as you grumble about the mask
It might be mask it or casket
so hop to the task of wearing a mask.