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Friday, September 5, 2014

Ebola Awareness Poem/ Packers Loss

Today I sent off the ebola awareness poem to my former poetry professor. They're having a fundraiser for ebola awareness and wanted poems from people to sell books:

Ebola Awareness Rondeau
Jessica Marie 

We seem to care, the doctor said, more about tabloid—
what a celebrity is eating or what makes them annoyed,
but if we all took the time to watch CNN or other news,
people would be horrified to see anarchy, chaos and Ebola hues
that starts as flu-like symptoms and food they want to avoid.

I sat at my work desk staring at the computer, recently employed,
YouTube as background noise for hearing that some steroid
or some sort of “miracle” cure those volunteers went through—
we seem to care, the doctor said,

Now that we transport patients back to cities once destroyed,
the best hospitals and a call for doctors and nurses deployed
for we can only hope that this terrible disease bids us adieu.
We should never forget those unlucky who are unable to accrue,
resources, wealth; the dire straits of Third World unemployed—
First World Nations seem to care
, the doctor said.

Sadly, the Packers lost last night... by a land slide to the Seattle Seahawks.  I watched until halftime and then went to bed because I was exhausted and had work today. Looks like I missed a disaster area. I don't know how many games I'll see this season because they don't always air here. I'm not sure how it's determined what teams air when the home team aren't playing. Bones or anyone who reads this, do you know? However, all the grunge songs they were playing because they were in Seattle was really cool! 


  1. One thing that really disgusted me over this ebola outbreak was the reaction to the doctors who went out there to help. The people who said that the doctors were un-American and should have died, should have been condemned more than they were. Those comments were foul.

    Sorry to hear about the Packers. :(

    1. I didn't hear about that. Eeek! That's terrible because no one deserves to die if they get sick, especially if it's for charity. People are too much. :(