The sun shines through the windows at 9 am

Woken by nature, not the sound of an alarm

No stress about getting ready for school mayhem

Instead, breakfast in bed, it has some charm

Comes 10 A.M. and it’s time to start school

Log onto the computer, sign in to class

Learning in your bed or maybe by the side of a pool

But if I have to zoom my teacher, I think I’d rather pass 

Now that school is all done it’s time to talk to some friends

But going outside might mean a fine or even possible death

So seeing them through a screen is the only option until the quarantine ends

Coronavirus is taking more than just breath

It’s only 12:30pm and boredom has filled the afternoon

Honestly, how much Netflix and food can one handle in a day?

Maybe even make a TikTok to a cool new tune

A nap could also make some of the time go away

Having the family home is definitely a blessing

A sibling home from college is more than a silver lining

But mom is concerned for everybody’s health and constantly stressing

What can anyone do as everyone must stay in their confining?

Back to where the day all began

Whether it’s 9 P.M. or 1 A.M., the day is finally reached its end 

Praying the doctors are doing all they can

Everyone just wants to get through the never-ending weekend

And then we wake up just for it to start all over 

The only question is how many days, weeks, months until the end of the COVID-19 takeover?


Written by

Laine Hourigan

Laine Hourigan, junior, has always found a love for both reading and writing. She loves semi-autobiographical literature as it shows readers the life of the author while still allowing for imagination to run its own course. Her favorite book is Pay It Forward written by Catherine Ryan Hyde. Laine is involved in both swimming and water polo. In her free time, she manages to find herself back in the water as she enjoys going to the beach and being around family and friends. Laine is very excited to develop her writing skills in order to use them in her future career.