Covid 19 in 2020-The Choreopoem

Covid 19 in 2020-The Choreopoem

For 4 Voices  1,2,3,4 and All 

note been working on this over the last few weeks

not sure if this is done but leaving it until it can get sounded, if ever


all-Now it seems 

      Now it seems 

1     change

2/3  change 

3/4   change 

2       is 

3       is

4        is 

all     in the air 

all     pause now




all   Covid 19 in 2020

2      Covid 19, 19, 19 

3/4   Did we say Covid 19 

1/4    like the true flue

1        of 1918 

3        The Spanish one

all      The Flu that used to

2          be 

3          be

4          be 

all        be

all  a time to live

4      a time to live

2/3   now

1/3    now 

2/4    now

1     death is in the air

1/2  there and here

3/3  here and there

all   death is in the air


1 death is in the air 

1/3 death is in the air

2/4  do we dare!

2/4  do we dare!

all   to breathe   

2      when

3/4  death comes from the air

all  to breathe or not to breathe

        how long is our time,

1      now! 


part 2

1/2  where do we go

2/3   where to we go

4       to be safe

3       to be safe

2       to be safe

all    is there a safe

         now !

2       is there a place and a prayer

3/4                    a place and a prayer

1/2     and how do we pray

          and for what

2/3             for what

4                       what


part 3 

all    do we go out and shop 

1/3    do we go out and shop

2/4    do we go out and shop

          for a hundred of everything 

1/3    do we stock up 

2/4    stock up

all     stock up

          and should we buy some attitudes

1/4                                                      attitudes

2/3                                                      attitudes

                                                some gratitudes,

1/4                                          some beatitudes,

2/3       some more days of life

all       hold close your husband or wife 

            remember to write every day

1         for the time you can’t 


part  4


all Wanted to write some coronaverse   

1/4                                             give it a curse   

2/3                                             for better or worse 

1/4                                              but it’s only words

2/3                                              that I’ve heard 

1/3                                              my only choice is noise

2     and         

all   found


Part 5 


4      Putting down my computer now 

3      putting down 

1      putting down

3/4  Calling my daughter

        in the Midwest

1/2   wondering what we have to hold

        on to

all   now


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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