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Life in the Time of Corona


John Gibson

John Gibson is the author of three novels: Patriot Victory, Painkiller, and Soul Sprints – the latter of which won the Grand Prize in the 2018 Words Matter Publishing Holiday Book Contest; and one work of poetry, titled Arduous Vales. You can learn more about him and his work at and find him on Facebook (“John W. Gibson, Author”).

Separate me…

…from negativity,

Anxiety, fear,

And the machinations of evil and aspiring men.

Seclude me…

…in quietude,

In succor, in comfort,

And in love.

Inoculate me…

…against angst and panic,

And if I am to be in chains,

Let me be chained to goodness,

Mercy, and service to my fellow man.

A body destroyed is a tragedy;

But a soul taken through fear is a crime against God’s creation.

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