Of Faith, In Adversity - Dick Raymond's April Poem



A Dark Angel swept out of China,
Leaving Terror and Death in his wake—
Black wings overspread every nation,
But we're strong, and our hearts do not break.

In past ages his kin conquered Europe,
Plague arising from rats, mice and fleas,
On doorposts was chalked Lord Have Mercy,
None was safe from this brutal disease.

By the efforts of medical heroes—
Some succumb in the midst of their war—
We'll beat back this black-visaged Angel
And drive him afar from our shore. 

All praise to the doctors and nurses
Standing steadfast against dark Despair—
With Science their shield, and their courage,
All who live shall give thanks for that care.


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