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Coronavirus Haiku

By Amy Richman, 10

I am lonely now because
I am at home

Friends to see in the morning
No I can't no more

I will try to stay strong now
I know I can fight

I am stuck inside for now
I want to get out

But for now I will fight you.
I wish you were gone

I have been sheltered in place with my mom and dad for 4 weeks (this is going to be my 5th week). I am lonely and I try to smile but sometimes it is hard. I think then that I am fortunate, I am lucky. I have food. I have my family. Some people do not have that. Some are sick. Some have to go out to work. I am thankful for what I have. I like to write poems in Haiku style. Here is my Coronavirus Haiku. I want to share it with others because maybe then they won't feel so alone.


Amy Richman, 10
Basking Ridge, NJ

Reader Interactions


  1. Amy, your poem is beautiful….and sad…..and hopeful. Many amazing and unexpected good things have been born out of this Pandemic; and your ability to express your beautiful soul is one of them. Keep writing!

  2. What a beautiful heartfelt poem!
    I can feel all your sadness and mixed feelings. It helps me get to know you better and to know that many people must feel. The same way!

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