So many humans on Earth liked Christmas a lot…
But COVID-19 clearly did not!
The virus hated Christmas – the whole jolly season!
Now please don’t ask why, no one quite knows the reason.
Whatever the reason, because who really knows,
The virus hovered over Christmas, spreading its woes.
It flew through the air in minuscule droplets,
As families stuffed stockings with toys and with chocolates.
“They’re wrapping their gifts” the virus snarled with a sneer,
“Next week is Christmas! It’s practically here!”
Suddenly COVID came up with a brilliant endeavor:
It found a way to ruin Christmas forever!
“It’s only the flu,” it told all the masses,
“I’ll go away as soon as the cold season passes.”
“As long as you’re asymptomatic you’re fine!”
(That was one of its most dangerous lines.)
I’ve done it now, COVID did say:
It’s Christmas, after all. They won’t change their way!
But scientists were smart and warned every person,
To follow the rules or COVID would worsen.
Family parties were cancelled, but there was no big gloom.
Let’s all toast the season on Facebook and Zoom!
So on Christmas morning, COVID was in for a surprise.
Its plot to ruin Christmas was not realized!
It stood puzzling and puzzling: “How could it be so?”
The joy, and the laughter, and the snow, oh the snow!
The virus kept puzzling as it flowed through the town,
How Christmas was Christmas, just slightly pared down.
They’re happy despite social distancing rules?
No large family gathering, no nieces, no nephews?
No craft fairs, no bakes sales, we managed just fine.
A few less at the table, to wine and to dine.
This Christmas season, life just slowed down
And COVID began slinking away, wearing a frown.
Adapted from Profoundly Ordinary Blog,
April 2020, “How the Grinch Tried to Ruin Easter”
and in homage to How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss