Posts tagged ‘pandemic’

May 21, 2020

A Pandemic Worst Practice Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

pandemic protestor

There are no problems that “ignore it and maybe it will go away” won’t make worse, especially health problems. I borrowed the gist of that statement from AA, which believes in admission and support as the foundation for solving the problem. Admission and support are exactly what is needed now to solve the pandemic problem. Anything other than that will only exacerbate it.

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May 18, 2020

A Pandemic Stay Home Stay Safe Sex Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Pandemic hooking up

I have seen this photo making the rounds on social media. Sadly, there are going to be many economic and social casualties from the pandemic – one of them being casual sex.

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May 15, 2020

A Pandemic Appearance Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

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I can’t post a selfie because it would be a scary. I look like a cross between Santa Claus and Doc Brown from Back To The Future. I start every day the same way. I walk into the bathroom, look in the mirror, scream, do a costume change from pj’s to sweatpants and head to the kitchen to make coffee.

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May 11, 2020

A Mother’s Day Meal Fit For A Queen Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

mother's day meal

I am a foodie and I belong to many FB food groups including a few with names specific to the pandemic. I know all about #stayhomeandcook and #stayhomeandeat. I have done lots of both and written a few limericks about it. I love seeing all the creativity and beautiful presentations of everyone cooking while staying home. It was especially great to see all the effort that went into cooking for Mother’s Day. I know that everyone will agree that being a mother may be the most essential job needed during these uncertain times. Job well done everyone.

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May 6, 2020

A “Pandemic Anxiety – Don’t Eat Your Heart Out, Just Eat” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

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Staying home is the right thing to do. But it is not easy. You have a lot of time to think about our uncertain future and that leads to anxiety. And it is boring. But when there is nothing to do, there is always something you can do…..

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May 3, 2020

A Pandemic Crises Reality Check Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

life money

A global health crisis. A global economic crisis.
Both inflicting unimaginable pain and suffering, loss and fear.

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April 26, 2020

A Pandemic Diet Dilemma Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Staying home during the pandemic has been very challenging for everyone. We have to find ways to use our time wisely and creatively. I have had good self-discipline with my favorite educational activities – reading and writing. Not so much with my favorite recreational activities – cooking and eating.

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April 24, 2020

A “StayHomeStaySafe Connecting = Anti-Social Distancing” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

don't talk anymore

The pandemic has changed so many aspects of what was our “everyday lives.” One of the most dramatically affected things has been our relationships.

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April 20, 2020

An Acrostic “HEROS” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

 

real heros

After watching more news on television than I ever have in my life, I am appalled at how politics and political figures are dealing, or not dealing, with the pandemic in such self-serving ways. There have been some exceptions who have demonstrated decisive leadership, but unfortunately the news focuses on those that haven’t. But what we have seen everyday is the exceptional courage and determination of the actual boots-on-the-ground frontline “soldiers” battling the pandemic every minute of every day. They are and will be remembered as the real HEROS

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April 14, 2020

A “Pandemic Panoramic Views” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz
The Flame Towers in Baku, Azerbaijan

         The view from our balcony

April 13, 2020

An “In Genius Outlook” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Einstein

“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”
― Albert Einstein

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April 10, 2020

A Making Stay Home, Stay Safe Fun Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

dancing

Some Isolation Inspiration

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April 5, 2020

A Shakespearean Solution Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

There is nothng funny about the pandemic and what it has done to turn the world and the lives of everyone in it upside down. It would be impossible to write a traditional “joke” limerick with a four line setup and a fifth line punchline about it. However, I hope that I can use a touch of humor to send a serious message by slightly altering one of my best limericks where I take possibly the most famous speech in the English language and give it a Texas twist. I had to take a few liberties with the meter to get the message right

The world was riding high in the saddle,
Now, it’s up a creek with no paddle.
Tis not just nobler in the mind
To sit home on your behind…
It will make this Sea of Troubles skedaddle!