Roll Up

Doggerel Dave

So come on now, roll up, roll up – get all your jabs in now;

Haven’t got a full number? An idiot takes a bow.

I’m old enough (yeh plenty) to remember polio -

Without a vaccine, iron lungs or death were all the go.

They were much simpler times when Salk and others cleared the way;

Don’t become a statistic in another plague today.

  • Author: Doggerel Dave (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 8th, 2022 06:30
  • Comment from author about the poem: Addressed to the vaccine hesitant - Not a verse advertising the joys of funny cigarettes –sorry.
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  • Dove

    Well said! so true

  • Doggerel Dave

    Thanks Dove - I don't lecture very often (argue, to some folk's distress, yes) but here I felt was a good enough cause.

  • Neville

    Yes indeed well said Dave

    • Doggerel Dave

      Thanks Neville - I confess to little understanding of what goes on in other's heads most times - not only vaccine hesitancy or direct non compliance, but demonstrations against any restrictions at all.
      Lack of any historical consciousness again. " all right Dave, I think you have made that point" - Who said that?

    • MendedFences27

      I remember Iron Lungs (used to scare me half to hell) and Polio Camps (Summer Camps for the afflicted) Did great things, I remember getting my Polio shot, I was in the Navy then, and now I just laugh at the fools who refuse to cooperate. How many lives were wasted?
      Your poem or PSA (Public Service announcement) I hope reaches a few resisters. Thanks for trying to help. - Phil A.

      • Doggerel Dave

        Thanks Phil - I just wish there was a shot which cured idiocy and obstinacy......

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