Venite Adoremus

(from Covid Carols for Christmas)

Why wait until he’s 30-something?

Stay all ye faithful
servile and obedient
Stay ye, oh stay ye
locked down at home.
Stay and believe them
all the lies they’ve told you
Serum veni nobiscum,
Serum veni nobiscum
Serum veni nobiscum
Domine.

Sing hordes of journalists
sing in exultation
Sing all ye media, both corporate and state.
Glory to Gavi, Glory too to Pfizer
Serum veni nobiscum
Serum veni nobiscum
Serum veni nobiscum
Domine.*

* Come vaccinate us, oh lord

Dr T.P. Wilkinson writes, teaches History and English, directs theatre and coaches cricket between the cradles of Heine and Saramago. He is author of Unbecoming American: A War Memoir and also Church Clothes, Land, Mission and the End of Apartheid in South Africa. Read other articles by T.P..