Recently, I’ve been playing around with some of the more structurally fixed poetical forms. I particularly like the ones that have a lot of repetition and one of those is the Villanelle, which apparently has its origins in medieval Italian folk singing. The heavy repetition in the form makes sense since group singing requires lyrics that everybody can remember so they can join in easily.
Anyway, here’s a corona-inspired poem in the Villanelle form called “I want to trust the science”.
I want to trust the science I want to feel okay There shall be no defiance There’s comfort in reliance The mind it slips away I want to trust the science Give us your alliance Don't be led astray There shall be no defiance We must demand compliance Obedience! I say I want to trust the science They will accept the guidance Or they’ll be made to pay I want to trust the science There shall be no defiance