Covid 19 coming soon to a town near you

Covid 19-coming soon to a town near you

Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep

Buffalo Springfield

For what it’s worth 1967 

Suppose, just suppose

that Covid 19 comes a

creeping and a crawling

to a township near you


How how how

do you stop it,

say from Delaware to Pa. 

from Wilmington to Del co

from Wilmington to Del Co

do we build a wall,

use the State Militia

pass Legislation have agitation

do meditation have cogitation


do we all just stay at home

do we all just stay at home


in our caves


2  In a small town like Swarthmore

just suppose, just suppose   

who knows, who knows

how do we walk our dogs


how do we wealk our dogs

when we have to stay home

when we have to stay alone

when we cannot know the unknown

but the only scent is one

but the only scent is one

of fear and drones 

of fear and drones

3   Will there be tanks at every crossing

Signs at every street

Cries at every street

Will there be eyes in the sky


Will there be eyes in the sky

Cries in the sky

sighs in the sky

looking at you and I

and there’s no place safe for words


no safe place for words

that won’t be heard

the Inter net was never private!


only silence is private 

4 This is only fear somes and-

I know we can trust our government

to have our best interests at-





About bobsmall1

Bob Small has read at Bacchanal, Barnes and Noble, Borders, The Booksource (Swarthmore), The Clark Park Festivals,Community College of Philadelphia Highwire Gallery, The Mad Poets Annual Food Fest Reading, The Middle East Restaurant, Nexus GalleryThe Painted Bride Arts Center, The Philadelphia Ethical Society, Robin's Bookstore The University of Pennsylvania and also in New York City, Trenton, NJ, Washington, DC, and in many Delaware Valley Venues. He is the author of numerous chapbooks, including El Otro Lado (with Maralyn Lois Polak), On watching America Die, Small Steps and Toes (with Lamont B. Steptoe), and The Unapoet. This is his first Reading in over a year. Bob Small was Founder and President of the two decades old Poets and Prophets, which presented Poetry Readings in both Delaware County and Philadelphia. Bob was the Chair of The Delaware County Green Party and was the First Green Party Candidate in Delaware County (2005). He was also a Green Party National Delegate, among other duties. He is the Founder and Facilitator of The Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition (PaBac), which is a Coalition of both Independents and Third Parties., seeking to legislatively improve Pennsylvania's Ballot Access Laws. (Facebook) Bob is also a founding member and Facilitator of Democracy Unplugged, and Delco Debates, which has presented Independent and Third Party Forums in Delaware County since 2004. Facebook) He was formerly involved with Cinema Resistance, and Delco Pledge of Resistance. Bob currently lives in Swarthmore with his wife and their menagerie of animals. He is currently focused on writing a Novel and organizing his Poetry, which he posts on his Blog (Bob Small1). He is retired from most of the above activities, except Delco Debates and Poets and Prophets, which he may return to.
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