Day of Poetry

Hi everybody! Slow news day today—so I figured that I would introduce you to one of my newest creations entitled “Mask.” Please check out my other poems in my newest book, “Just Sister Jackie: My First Collection of Poetic Observances.” The Audible book is available for sale on Amazon. Let’s now turn our attention to the unveiling of “Mask.”


Why the question?
Should I or shouldn't I?
Do you want to die?
Believing the big lie
I don't even understand
Why you listen to that man
Stop making this so complex
You're starting to make me vex
Truly we are in the last days
Look at all of your selfish ways
You don't care about me and I should care about you
Smells like mildew
Why are you forcing me to spew
My humble point of view
All because you refuse to wear
A simple piece of gear!
That will diminish our fear
Of that virus arriving at our front door
Intending to rock us to our very core
What unnecessary pain to endure
What more?
Do we have to say
To get you to see things our way
In essence, it is such a simple ask
So why not Please
Just put on your Mask?!

Poem by: Jacqueline Greene, copyright, 2020. All rights reserved.
Photo by Anna Shvets on
Photo by Tim Douglas on
Photo by August de Richelieu on

What’s the problem? We are all accustomed to wearing those invisible masks anyway, especially when we encounter strangers and friends. Let’s stop pretending like those masks are not there and move them from the inside to the outside. Be true to thine self. Such a simple ask and an even simpler task. Stay blessed everyone!


Published by Sister Jackie

I am a wife, mother, grandmother and caretaker, and I also work outside of the home. Life has its struggles but I am not complaining. It could always be worse. Many lessons learned on my journey and many more to come--I am sure. God has a sense of humor and I have certainly learned how to laugh at myself. You should too-it is quite therapeutic. After all, some things we cannot change so why not enjoy a good laugh at our own expense. See you soon.

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