No Partiality In War Against Virus


Man is not a stranger to viruses
Since time immemorial 
He has ‘clashed’ with them
And even today …
The ‘war’ still not ended!

Remember Cain and Abel
And the virus of jealous?
Remember some who want to obtain 
All and the virus of greed?
Remember those who unashamedly pilfer 
And the virus of deception?
Remember children living on the streets
All because they are victims of a virus of neglect?

The world shouldn’t practice ‘selective treatment’
When it comes, to fighting these viruses.
Wars have been declared and some even won 
On HIV/Aids, Polio, influenza, Ebola, Measles, Mumps, Rubella,  
Hepatitis A, Smallpox, Herpes, Yellow Fever, Dengue Fever, Rabies 
And now Corona Virus among others
Wouldn’t this be the time to declare another kind of war?

If only the world would come together
And pledge a commitment in a new kind of war 
Imagine a Grand confrontation against these seven viruses 
That continue to plague humanity
The virus of Pride, Greed, Wrath, Envy, Gluttony and Sloth
There should be no partiality in a war against a virus

Mkn©Mbugua Kibera
25th May 2020

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  1. Joseph Mwangi Macharia

    Wow! What a beautiful world this could be if mankind took concerted action in confronting these seven viruses, together as one. Thanks for the great piece.