It is with a heavy-heart I announce
the death of another virus victim.
The death toll of this disease mounts and mounts.
Many more to come, experts predicting.
This precious soul lost, was one that we knew.
For what they did for us, credit is due.
Regularly, we will remember you.
And now of course, but then too, say “thank you”.
In amongst those lonely, awful, last hours,
hope you were able to know you were loved.
Although in suffering, life’s sweetness sours,
it’s your glory alive, we will think of.
I’m not normally this sentimental,
but to the you we knew, deferential.