Washing hands

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Wash your hands for twenty seconds,
After touching outside things.
Sluice your mitts with sanitiser,
Healthy lives such cleansing brings!

You all know what’s needing doing,
Otherwise we spread disease.
Utter disregard spells danger,
Reproduction rates won’t ease.

Have yourself a merry soaping!
Add clean water — don’t be tense!
Need we ask?
Don the mask!
Social distancing makes sense!

Acrostic coronaverse, brought to you by the letter W.


5 thoughts on “Washing hands

  1. ThemisAthena

    Coincidence (re: some of my comments in yesterday‘s „U“ post in my „alphabet“ series), or just what‘s on everybody‘s minds?

    Either way, I really like these; both their topicality and your showcasing the various different types of rhymes. And I also like the term „Coronaverse“! 🙂

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    1. Calmgrove Post author

      Thanks, Ulrike, I suspect this series of alphabetical coronaverse posts may have been partly influenced by your own alphabet series, which began before I began mine on March 1st. And your ‘Unsanitary Conditions’ piece certainly chimes in with my own, though I wasn’t copying, honest! I tend to go for miniatures, myself, so running the gamut of acrostic, haiku, tanka, nonet, even sonnet form suits me more than, say, an epic…

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      1. ThemisAthena

        Oh, I didn‘t mean to imply you were copying! 🙂 But it would have been hard not to see the topical and timely connect — and of course, washing hands had to show up somewhere sooner or later. Though after a year‘s worth of lockdown life (in some form or other), it may feel to some of your readers that life is already presenting them /us all with an epic (epidemic) in its own right … no need to take it to a similar extent in poetry. 😀 I‘m with you, at any rate, as far as the shorter verse forms are concerned!

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