Posted by Paul Mosdell

An Easter poem in a time of Novel Coronavirus

 The Crown
 
Those in the know say that you wear a crown;
Yet my own eyes have not seen.
True, you do rule the world—
    at least in these days.
A reign of disruption—
        terror
        Stripped liberties;
not abnormal in this world.
Your cruel industry has been seen before:
in politics, pestilence, and the Dismal Science;
in wars both hot and cold.
 
But we fear not your reign,
your crown will not take hold.
For there is a disruption positive:
one of peace and liberty-restored.
A disruptor who brings life and light,
and wears a crown of thorns!
 
© Paul Mosdell 2020