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Poems: New Enemy and Compliance


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Dave Anthony kicks off a series of daily poems during this time of coronavirus.

1 April

New Enemy

Hostilities in human history.

Bring destruction and death

Cause human misery.

“Destroy the enemy out there!

You will have peace within?”

Negative! Cease fire everywhere,

Target new enemy Covid-19 infections

Immune to missile attacks and sanctions

Globally fire open

with new weapon.

Effort encumbered by

Racist inequality

Toxic religiosity

Shackled poverty.

Stimulus package

Welcome message

By political apparati

Save human lives or Industry

Spare no resources

Human life is precious


2 April


Movement Control Order

Critical Stage Two

All are in danger

Says Who

Global cases three quarter million

And rising

Deaths thirty-six half thousand

Stop the rising

Compliance to order

Not an option


Sin of omission

For salvation of humankind

Sanitise your mind

shun Easter, Ramadan pasar,

Cheng Beng, Hari Raya, Wesak

‘Tis a religious task.

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