Home for the Summer

Navjit Singh

Spring break was in sight.
Just one more exam,
Then it was time for a flight.

But just when all the packing was done.
Along came the virus,
To ruin all the fun.

Suddenly our lives were changed.
All hell broke loose,
Everyone became deranged.

Students were put on the front lines.
When all they can do is percuss and ask,
“Can you please say ninety-nine?”

Days, weeks, months spent in our rooms.
In our pyjamas all day,
Watching lectures on Zoom.

When this will end is all unclear.
I wish we could go back to a time,
Where Corona was just a beer.

This poem is about the current pandemic. It takes on a more humourous approach from the perspective of medical students and how our lives have been affected.