La Plagua (song)

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Written 4/1/2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Currently working on a script to turn into a musical of sorts. Historical fiction written while history is happening. This is the title track. Planned to be at the near end of the story.

La Plagua (song)

Oh la Plagua 

Such a sad sad saga

Full of fake news and dogma 

Symptoms so vague

This Goddamn plague. 


Covid nineteen 

So cruel and mean

Pneumonia thus unseen 

Gotta gotta gotta GO CLEAN!! 


Don't. 

Don't touch your face

Don't leave this space

Don't become a new case

Don't get sick in your haste

Every move must be traced. 

Just to say the source can't be erased! 


Community spread

A generation dead

Stay inside your home

Not allowed to roam. 

Gotta keep your head 

In the midst of this fucking dread.


Oh la Plagua 

Such a sad sad saga

Full of fake news and dogma 

Symptoms so vague

This Goddamn plague. 


Covid nineteen 

So cruel and mean

Pneumonia thus unseen 

Gotta gotta gotta GO CLEAN!! 


Nurse or waiter 

We're all just an incubator

For this viral ghost 

Using me as a host


Three days or maybe ten 

Without a symptom until then 

Spreading the assassin's bug 

Not even allowed a hug


Gotta find comfort alone

In a world so overgrown 

8 billion on land 

Three percent dead has been planned 

Two hundred million 

The rivers run deep vermilion 


Oh la Plagua 

Such a sad sad saga

Full of fake news and dogma 

Symptoms so vague

This Goddamn plague. 


Covid nineteen 

So cruel and mean

Pneumonia thus unseen 

Gotta gotta gotta GO CLEAN!! 


Gotta flatten the curve 

The world is all unnerved

Hide inside your house

Keep hidden like a mouse. 

Grounding so undeserved

Our way of life, unpreserved. 


Drinking all the day 

Trapped away in hell 

Intoxication is swell

Until the liver starts to decay. 

Can't see a doctor til May!


Oh la Plagua 

Such a sad sad saga

Full of fake news and dogma 

Symptoms so vague

This Goddamn plague. 


Covid nineteen 

So cruel and mean

Pneumonia thus unseen 

Gotta gotta gotta GO CLEAN!! 


Wash your hands. 

Cover your cough

Stay home, no plans. 

You're much better off.

Hid inside your loft. 


But rent is due

No work for you. 

Thousands out of wages

Worst disaster in ages. 

No loft no more

All out class war!! 


Banks should take the hit 

Instead of throwing a fit

Killing a million more

Simply 'cause we are poor. 


Oh la Plagua 

Such a sad sad saga

Full of fake news and dogma 

Symptoms so vague

This Goddamn plague. 


Covid nineteen 

So cruel and mean

Pneumonia thus unseen 

Gotta gotta gotta GO CLEAN!! 


Wipe down the door

Or you will be no more

You have gotta be sure 

For we may now face

The end of the human race. 


Just wash your hands, 

Stay home if you can. 

Lose your life 

Or just endure insane strife. 


Have some compassion

With the world in rations

Take only what you need 

No need to hoard tee pee.


Find the helpers they say

When it gets worse each day

But friends and neighbors

Doing each other favors. 


Humanity comes together

Even when we are apart 

For every labor is a work of heart. 

Risking your life

To care for someone else's wife

True hero's exist out here 

Even if we are all trapped by fear. 


Oh la Plagua 

Such a sad sad saga

Full of fake news and dogma 

Symptoms so vague

This Goddamn plague. 


Covid nineteen 

So cruel and mean

Pneumonia thus unseen 

Gotta gotta gotta GO CLEAN!! 

Covid nineteen! 

Gotta gotta gotta go clean! 

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Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

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