Published by Victor Barr on

Without malignant intentions

expanding never ending always seeking

A host

A place to reproduce, to begin again

and again…

Unaware of the damage that it is wreaking


The host dies

and searching once more

To recreate itself,

it spreads

Cell to cell, faster, faster

Rebuilding the host,

infecting the core


Just a simple calculation, a mathematical equation

Double once, double again

Reproduction unchecked, spreading, changing,

faster, faster

It rapidly infects the population


Without intent, without knowing

Simple strands of RNA

It has brought mankind to a halt

within our DNA

We will survive

our resistance growing


The host keeps distance in

                                        cellular isolation

reproduction checked, spreading stalling

slower, slower

it spares the greater population


a second occurrence, a new wave of reproduction

strands of RNA ever-changing

our DNA thrives in connection

will humanity stay strong

and unite in continued separation.




Categories: Poetry


BeaWulf · April 10, 2020 at 11:46 am

Lovely poem … great description …
Keep writing.
Also thanks about sharing about your life.
Most lives turn out a bit different than imagined.
The important thing is to keep on living our life story the best we can, the way
we want it.

    Victor Barr · April 10, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    Thank you for joining me in my journey. I appreciate the feedback. I will continue to explore my story, I am not sure how it will end but it will be grand adventure getting there!

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