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 covid-fueled frustration into a cringe-worthy new RAP – Really Awful Poem – telling 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:
* Watch the RAP from this post as I step waaaay out of my comfort zone in my first narrated YouTube video.
* Find more love book from California to New Zealand and everywhere in between with my awesome #Gr8Blog pals as they celebrate Book Lovers' Day, too.
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.
Sometimes I download digital
on my tablet to read.
But mostly it's audiobooks
that fill my need
So I turn up my buds
I’m spinning away.
Off to faraway places I'll play.
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
* Join the vax'd
Please don't forget!
Check out my YouTube channel below
to hear me narrate my Really Awful Poem.
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 too long.
How are you staying positive during Covid? Are you reading more or less these days? What genre/kind of books draws you in? How might books help you cope? Please share your thoughts in the comment section.
8/7/2020 01:12:56 pm
I always enjoy your RAPs Cat. I wish you nothing bookish love to get you thought this trying time plaguing everyone. Stay healthy, safe, and mask up!
8/7/2020 08:59:37 pm
For sure, Carmela! Bookworms have the advantage during Covid....we have a healthy escape when we turn the pages. The world needs more good thoughts and kindness during this season of Covid.
8/7/2020 04:29:18 pm
I love the video. That was such a good idea.
8/7/2020 08:55:21 pm
It was fun to create, and I’m glad you enjoyed listening. Got rid of a lot of my lock down frustrations -:D
8/8/2020 01:20:01 am
Another great RAP Cat, I think each one gets better than the last. Go you, fantastic video! Stay safe and cosy with a good book.
8/8/2020 01:51:04 pm
Hey, you are a budding R*A*P poet, too -:D!
8/8/2020 01:56:32 pm
Appreciate your listening and R*A*P’ing along with me.Lock down way better with humor and virtual friends! -:D
8/8/2020 07:41:41 pm
I LOVED THIS! Nice job. But I wonder if I dropped off your list. I didnt get it in my email. I'll resubscribe.
8/9/2020 01:56:42 pm
Carol, I’m over the moon that my R*A*P made you smile. tech gremlins were likely at work and ate your subscription-:D. Thanks a ton for signing up again.
8/10/2020 02:58:09 pm
You always do so awesome with your poems! Great narration
8/10/2020 07:44:49 pm
I was nervous at first, but being in lockdown for so long pushed me out of my comfort zone, Becca. Appreciate you having a listen-:D
8/10/2020 03:28:42 pm
I love that you are passionate about your craft. It’s inspiring. What a great idea RAP poems.
8/10/2020 07:42:40 pm
Thanks, Maria! I am def passionate about writing and books-:D. Always more so when sharing my words with readers.
8/10/2020 04:42:58 pm
Great rap song and love your studio, Cat!
8/10/2020 07:48:00 pm
Rosie, my shoestring-budget recording studio in my clothes closet gets the job done! Necessity is the mother of invention, and are we ever inventing all sorts of ways during Covid to keep ourselves healthy and happy?
8/11/2020 05:37:28 pm
Awww, your kind words about my R*A*P, Kippi, make my heart shout, “Yippy!l ->D
8/10/2020 11:03:02 pm
I loved it, you are very talented.
8/11/2020 05:39:08 pm
Hey, Anita. You are one very kind read-a to comment on my R*A*P -:D.
8/12/2020 10:48:29 am
Love it, Cat! You sounded really professional. Well done! 😃❤️❤️
8/12/2020 07:37:03 pm
Melinda, you’re tops in my book for stopping to have a look at my bibliophile R*A*P!
8/12/2020 06:01:52 pm
Loved it - and I share your sentiments. Have been reading steadily throughout the pandemic - everything from spiritual and inspiring books to thrillers to adventure. Stay safe and sane, my friend!
8/12/2020 07:44:24 pm
A dash of personal growth balanced with adventures....fab Covid combo, Julie!
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