Hidden Enemy

Hidden Enemy

Bright silver moon
Shine your light
On poor souls 
In darkness of night

and confused
Led like lambs
to slaughter
Forever Abused

Plague ridden earth
Unwelcome, infecting
Blindly attacking
Oblivious to race
Cleansing, correcting

Cruel and heartless
Boundaries inconsistent
Sucking air from lungs
Drowning in phlegm
The cure nonexistent

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Bjorn is hosting D’Verse Poets tonight
and has prompted us with the Plague

Image by chris s from Pixabay

  28 comments for “Hidden Enemy

  1. April 9, 2020 at 11:40 am


  2. April 8, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    Your prayers for humankind are precious, Christine.

  3. April 8, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    Besides enjoying your poem I was wondering if you have ever read Roald Dahl’s short story “Lamb to the Slaughter”?

    • Christine Bolton
      April 10, 2020 at 12:18 am

      Hi Christine, I found your comment in Spam 😕 Thank you! I have read some oF Ronald Dahl’S books but not that one. I loved James and the Giant Peach 🙂. I tend to use the saying “like lambs to the slaughter” quite a bit.

      • April 10, 2020 at 10:44 pm

        His short stories are very unlike his children’s stories. They have twists in them…the older kids got most of it but a lot of them are more toward adult reading.

      • Christine Bolton
        April 11, 2020 at 8:23 am

        Yes my son had then as a child. He loved them!

  4. April 8, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    There is so much death… and there is more to come… still I think we are becoming aware of death when it comes closer like this.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 8, 2020 at 11:01 pm

      Yes that’s true isn’t it. It’s on our minds all the time now 😢

  5. Sherry Marr
    April 8, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    We are paying high price right now. Hopefully on the other side of this, we will see some changes, especially in world leadership.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 8, 2020 at 11:05 pm

      Yes indeed. I cannot wait for those changes 🙂👍

  6. Beverly Crawford
    April 8, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Hopefully the cure is not non-existent, just yet to be discovered. This shall fall into the pages of time, as did the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918. History moves relentlessly onward.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 8, 2020 at 11:09 pm

      Yes Beverly, thank goodness. It will come but sadly not soon enough for many 😢

  7. April 8, 2020 at 11:02 am

    Dark and intriguing. The plague masks always tend to freak me out. You blend the vibes together well.

  8. April 8, 2020 at 10:58 am

    I like your description of this plague: “Sucking air from lungs”

    • Christine Bolton
      April 8, 2020 at 11:12 pm

      Thanks Frank. I appreciate it 🙂

  9. April 8, 2020 at 6:52 am

    A very accurate poem about the current situation

    • Christine Bolton
      April 8, 2020 at 8:36 am

      Thanks Jude. It’s difficult to put into words right now

      • April 8, 2020 at 8:50 am

        Yeah it can be difficult 😔

  10. April 8, 2020 at 6:14 am

    Sadly far too realistic Christine……

    • Christine Bolton
      April 8, 2020 at 8:36 am

      Thanks dear Ivor 💕

  11. April 8, 2020 at 2:05 am

    Sounds like a persistent parasite

    • Christine Bolton
      April 8, 2020 at 8:37 am

      Let’s hope for a vaccine soon ☺️👍

  12. April 8, 2020 at 12:58 am

    the confusion is so tangible in your poem

    • Christine Bolton
      April 8, 2020 at 8:35 am

      Thank you Gina 🥰 when I see those pictures from New York of bodies in refrigerated trucks I could just cry. We have a workman at our house right now to fix an appliance and he’s saying that it’s not that bad and more people die of the flu and I know instantly what news channel he is listening to. I guess that one is not sharing the facts 😡

      • April 8, 2020 at 8:38 am

        Oh Christine my heart is with the people I know and care for out there, I may not have met them in real life but still precious and am very angry that this is taken so lightly. unless one sees it with their own eyes and lost someone meaninglessly it will just be a news report. stay safe dear friend.

      • Christine Bolton
        April 8, 2020 at 8:40 am

        You too my dear friend . 🥰👍❤️

      • April 8, 2020 at 7:59 pm

        I saw a clip the other day where he’s saying “oh, it’s just the flu. do you know how many people die each year from just the regular flu?”

      • Christine Bolton
        April 8, 2020 at 11:00 pm

        He is a piece of work isn’t he? How irresponsible of a leader to misrepresent something so deadly 😡

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