Abigail lived on a farm and sold fruit from her fruit trees.
One tree always had rotten fruit. She would scream at the tree, just grow good fruit please!.
She thought maybe she should chop the tree down.
It just will always be rotten, she thought with a frown.
Then one day a plague came to town.
Death and sickness we’re all around!
Everyone, even animals were getting sick.
But her pigs showed her a little trick
Everyone’s pigs in town had died. But not hers. And she had no idea why
Then she caught one eating a bad fruit! Maybe we should give that a try
So she gave all her animals a piece of bad fruit. And they all stayed healthy.
She could sell them all and be quite wealthy.
Then she thought, maybe I should give everyone a piece.
She did. It gave the sick sweet release!
It seems the bad fruit were actually The Cure.
What was in it no one was quite sure.
But she saved the town. And she saved the day.
A stroke of good luck! Many would say.
Abigail I was lucky. And she said to me,
I am sure glad I didn’t chop down that tree!
My mother is a Christian. My father is atheist and my stepmom a Jew.
And you lump me in a category, what is wrong with you?!
I am many things, but hatred I am not.
Peace and love is all I have all else I feel should rot.
Instead of seeing me as liberal scum have a different plan,
I wish you would start seeing me as in a fellow Americans
Let’s do one even better, don’t see me behind a wall.
Just see me as a fellow human. And nothing else at all.
First I had a vision.
Then went on a mission.
I cannot stand for in decisive in decision
Then I saw a red hat, standing with a gun.
Then I knew that science was finally on the Run!
Come on, bring on, Summer.
Go out with one another.
I cannot stand if you bring this to my brother.
Then I saw the virus, sitting with a grin.
Saying now it’s time for the party to begin….
Today is my birthday, happy birthday to me!
40 years have gone by, a lot I did see.
But this is the weirdest birthday of them all.
Quarantined, alone, up against the wall.
No restaurants to go to or anyone to visit this year
No movie to make me laugh, scream, or shed a tear
The virus we can’t see it but we know it is there!
Cannot risk going out, for it is everywhere!
Thank you to all who reached out to me on the phone.
I know I’m not the only person to celebrate a birthday alone!
We cannot celebrate together. We must be smart and think twice.
Alone on my birthday is my small sacrifice.
We all have cabin fever. The weather invites. But stay inside!
I love you. Please, no one, take the covid-19 ride!
It’s my birthday, I am allowed one wish to come true,
I wish love, health, safety, to each and everyone of you.