Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge – COVID Crazy?

My favorite fruit is grapes. Because with grapes, you always get another chance. ‘Cause, you know, if you have a crappy apple or a peach, you’re stuck with that crappy piece of fruit. But if you have a crappy grape, no problem – just move on to the next. ‘Grapes: The Fruit of Hope.’ —  Demetri Martin

O covid, this crazy covid

This was a testing year

Pray that soon it will be over

That we will see our dear

This too will pass, we had enough

And even if we huff and puff

This too will pass

This too will pass

For all of us it has been rough

O covid, this crazy covid

Wear masks, social distance

Follow them, everything noted

Improve our resistance

Hoping for the vaccine that works

Don’t want to end up being corpse

Hope for vaccine

Hope for vaccine

When it’s over we’ll have fireworks

O covid, this crazy covid

Learn how to be patient

Help each one and be devoted

Let’s not be impatient

Learn new skills, keep ourselves busy

Fresh air is good, don’t be dizzy

Learn new skills

Learn new skills

And when we shop, come back quickly*

(c) ladyleemanila 2020

The Trijan Refrain, created by Jan Turner, consists of three 9-line stanzas, for a total of 27 lines. Line 1 is the same in all three stanzas, although a variation of the form is not to repeat the same line at the beginning of each stanza. In other words, the beginning line of each stanza can be different. The first four syllables of line 5 in each stanza are repeated as the double-refrain for lines 7 and 8. The Trijan Refrain is a rhyming poem with a set meter and rhyme scheme as follows:

Rhyme scheme: a/b/a/b/c/c/d,d refrain of first 4 words of line five /c

Meter: 8/6/8/6/8/8/4,4 refrain/8

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