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Poems: Homeless and Information


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Dave Anthony continues his series of daily poems in this time of the coronavirus pandemic.

5 April


Keep off the streets!

Stay home!

This is home.

Government must ensure

Basic human need of shelter.

‘Tis an emergency riptide

Allow caring NGOs to provide

Essential services, sanitation, water, food

Stimulus package include.

Like makeshift hospitals, shelters makeshift,

Or else, sky’s the roof

Corpses on the streets.

Control disordered

Pandemic uncontained.

In Covid’s roving eye of the storm

No fair weather anywhere

For the wrecked, marooned – welfare

Take an opportune lesson,

A learning curve,

Least they deserve

Eradication of homelessness.


6 April


Top news in world media

Trending news coronavirus;

Print, radio, television, Youtubing

Provide details and updates in broadcasting

Graphically, audibly, visually updating

Covid -19’s tragic infecting.

Information in critical situation

Sinequanon sans ambiguation

Crystal clear communication.

‘Tis education forms the common mind,

Inadvertent noncompliance is blind-ness

heedless, blameless, reckless, needless.

Movement Control Order

Spell it out clearer

What can and cannot be done

When, where, how and why forbidden.

keep people informed

Of new restrictions formed

Enlighten with realistic forecast

False hope don’t broadcast,

Fake from true news show

Be candid, don’t mask the info

Use instant, far-reaching communication

Media for information dissemination.

The views expressed in Aliran's media statements and the NGO statements we have endorsed reflect Aliran's official stand. Views and opinions expressed in other pieces published here do not necessarily reflect Aliran's official position.

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