I would like to submit a collaborative project I did with writer/historian Shelley Posen of Ottawa, Canada. We worked over the internet to create comic Covid-19 wrapping paper for the holidays with my drawings and his song parodies. It helped take the edge off the extremely difficult times.
The First Noel
The first Noel
First Christmas on Zoom
Staying safe for the season till life can resume
Resume like when we could gather for fun
And not see each friend as a plague-loaded gun
Stay home this Christmas and we’ll all stay well
Ding-Dong Merrily on High
Covid virus is so nigh
With death and illness bringing
Covid—we must all be shy
For Death ain’t lost its stinging.
Next year this plague may well cease.
Away in a Manger
This year’s a deal changer
Though it’s Christmas—instead
There’s a virus—good reason
To stay home in bed—
No visits, no parties
Or it’s Covid-19
You could find ’neath your tree.
For more, download Covid Carols Wrapping Paper.
Submitted by Carol R. Denney, Alameda County – Berkeley.