Original submission by author

Twenty years ago we turned to God,
After the twin towers tumbled;
Comfort and Strength sought from Him,
With His aid we persevered.
Now a virus has come upon,
Instead of God, we turned to self,
Thinking we can conquer all;
No matter what we do, many still die,
Oh how foolish we’ve become.

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Lawrence Palubecki

Lawrence Palubecki is a writer incarcerated in Wisconsin.