Lift Your Bibliophile Heart During COVID with a RAP, Really Awful Poem, to Celebrate Book Lovers’ Day
Book nerd here. Freely admitting that books are my best friend, especially in a pandemic. Now more than ever, they help me cope and escape the headlines. To celebrate Book Lovers’ Day on 9 August in Coronaville, I channeled my covid-fueled frustration into a cringe-worthy new RAP – Really Awful Poem – about how books have been my lifeline in 2020.
Have a read, maybe a giggle or two, but only if you dare. It's really awful!
Hey, please be sure to scroll to the end for more bookish fun:
A Bibliophile's RAP (Really Awful Poem)
to Celebrate Book Lovers' Day
Covid 2020 Edition
by Cat Michaels
with deepest apologies to true poets everywhere
Covid’s got my head in a spin.
Makes me feel our world cannot win.
Everywhere I look –
Fright, anger and despair.
So I turn to books to escape outta there.
Only pure escape is what I keep
Chick lit ...
Beach reads ...
Or light fantasy.
Anything to make my heart
do a little dance-asy
Maybe even some happy-ending science-fiction!
Truly, anything gentle
to take my mind off our global affliction.
Photo: Cat Michaels
I might be on a sunny beach in Nantucket.
Or roaming English countryside,
picking wildflowers with a bucket.
Doesn’t matter where.
just places Covid-free, please
for breaths of sweet germ-free air!
How I yearn to stand close,
with ease and no resistance.
Out of time.
Can’t think of more to rhyme.
So I’ll close and just say,
"Wretched Corona Virus,
you GO AWAY!”
But lastly, the most important part.
It comes with passion
and straight from my heart.
To everyone, I plea:
Let's stick together
and make this
wretched pandemic flee.
* Stay well
* Spread kindness
* Wear the mask
Masked Cat Michaels - Covid Summer, 2020
For more Book Love RAP,
check out my YouTube channel below
to hear me narrate my Really Awful Poem.
(Please be kind.
It's my first RAP recording,
but you already know it's really awful, right [wink])
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It's hard to stay upbeat in this marathon pandemic that's been going on for far to long.
How are you staying positive during Covid? Are you reading more or less these days? What genre/kind of books do you prefer? How might books help you cope? Please share your thoughts in the comment section.
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