Dear vaccine...

GO AWAY....WE'VE HAD ENOUGH OF YOUR POISON

Anne

Dear vaccine...

A dark cloud seemingly impossible to overcome, But with you, we see a glimmer of light You now take the center stage, We trust that you will turn the page Restore the smiles we have lost End this hardship at all cost Through you, I trust That everyone will be safe at last.

Sherwin A. Sarmiento

Dear vaccine...

I was struck by Covid-19 last year You weren't around back then But now that you're here, This is your chance to save us, save them The patients who are suffering, The people who can't see their loved ones You help so much with just a tiny sting, You shine hope brighter than a thousand suns It's such a beautiful thing, Just wait in line, then we're done There are no other words to describe you But a ray of hope for a suffering world Millions of people are saved by you Millions of people are served.

Jose Miguel Alvarez

Dear vaccine...

Dear Vaccine, / The world became diverse over the past two years, / and people in every household were filled with fears./ The spreading of this Corona Virus?/ it divided us./ Dear Vaccine,/ you helped us through this pandemic,/ wherein a needle pokes our skin,/ may end today's tragic.

12P

Dear vaccine...

Please be the hope our world needs. Please be the cure to end pandemic. We need you in order go back to normal times. You, vaccine will save us from hardships and prevent us from getting sicknesses. Vaccine, please be our light in these dark times. Please be the healing in these sicknesses. Be the warrior our world needs to fight the enemy we cannot see. Vaccine, we need you in us, so please do not fail us.

Jose Manuel Silva
Philippines

Dear vaccine...

When will this dwindling fear and disarray end / Let us live in harmony and peace / In times like these, we should let ourselves mend, / To heal our broken wounds and to put this hostility to cease / To those who are in vain, may they find a way / Seek for hope to stay with them / So they wouldn’t be sent into resentment and dismay / There is always a hidden gem / Bend ourselves to ease / That we may find a permanent solution / We can only look forward to please / That everything will go smoothly and in motion /

Charles Magnaye

Dear vaccine...

Dear Vaccine / A savior of my health and time / Come solve a prolonging biological war crime / You're a bright light of hope / A light that brings flashes of happiness / A virus that has woken up our minds / To what truly matters is our bonds / Family, friends, public, government / Social classes that asked you to be their servant / You freed our smiles from the cages of a mask / A mask tasked to protect our health, at last / Like a bite of an ant / You saved us from the horror of an oxygen tank /

Faderogao, Reynhel Jan D. 12M
La Salle Green Hills

Dear vaccine...

A savior of my health and time / Come solve a prolonging biological war crime / You're a bright light of hope / A light that brings flashes of happiness / A virus that has woken up our minds / To what truly matters is our bonds / Family, friends, public, government / Social classes that asked you to be their servant / You freed our smiles from the cages of a mask / A mask tasked to protect our health, at last / Like a bite of an ant / You saved us from the horror of an oxygen tank

Reynhel Faderogao
Philippines

Dear vaccine...

You have helped us conquer the worst threat I have experienced in my life. I will remember how you protect us from a sickness that can hurt the people who I love dearly. I am forever grateful that you have allowed us to go back to normal.

Joaquin Franco Salazar
Philippines

Dear vaccine...

Dear Vaccine, rid us of this suffering./ Restore the smiles we have lost./ End this hardship at all cost./ Resume again the flow of time./ Never again will we be confined./ Save us, guide us,/ Recover together we must.

Kyle Chua

Dear vaccine...

Dear Vaccine,/ Rid us from this suffering./ Restore the smiles we have lost./ End this hardship at all cost./ Resume again the flow of time,/ never again will we be confined./ Save us, guide us,/ Recover we must.

Kyle Chua

Dear vaccine...

We remember your help in our returning to normal, / However, it will never be the same. / All the lives lost and affected, / Will always be reflected. / By this virus that took over the world, / and the vaccine that helps us take it back. / Our livelihood, friends, businesses. / Our prayers are out there for everybody's success. / Dear vaccine, your contribution will always be there and reflected upon. / Continue to help those in need of returning to this world we call the "new normal"

12M Yalung, Horacio L.

Dear vaccine...

Your help will never be forgotten,

Horacio Yalung

Dear vaccine...

Humanity has endured enough... Looking for solutions to end our desperation... Wanting to go back to our old lives... Lives that give us purpose and meaning... But this pandemic has brought nothing but suffering... People have lost lives... Children with no more smiles... Parents become unemployed... As their employers are distraught... With the economy drained to the very last drop... Dear Vaccine, you are our only hope left... To save humanity and help those who have wept... With our heads down, we ask that you lift them up... Jabs in exchange for jobs... And doses to make up for our losses... COVID-19 has brought too much... And humanity is not prepared enough... For we have focused on pointless arguments... Instead of strengthening our healthcare system... And now that we have a solution, we choose to neglect our disposition... Vaccines are safe and effective... Yet a lot of people still choose to be selective... If we truly want to move on from this pandemic... Then we must not listen to conspiracy theorists... People who spread fake news with the goal to discourage... From Doctors to Scientists to Front-liners... They have all done their part in this course... But the solution remains between you and me... We must proclaim in unison that humanity will endure... As we get jabbed for the future generation.

FUENTES, HECTOR JUSTIN M.
12N - STEM 5

Dear vaccine...

Lately, I've been feeling gloomy I looked back and saw how happy I used to be I feel powerless against this virus that ruined everything for me But now you are here, I feel invincible from what is now my biggest fear Though many still perceive you as their enemy, Zombies, negativity, and other myths they claim you will give, You still continue to serve and give immunity Thank you for being the beacon of hope we are longing for Because of you, I can see clearly life from before Paving the path to a brighter for me to explore

John Christian Joachim T. Dimayuga

Dear vaccine...

Dear Vaccine/From a busy street with full of people,/to closing their shops hiding from the invisible./An office worker who works in the office before,/To a worker who works inside their home./Many people can’t go out due to the invisible,/Because they know that they cannot be curable./A fluid from the bottle rise from the unknown/gives light and hope to people who are alone./Individuals who do not believe and doubt you,/Don’t know that they actually needed you./A dose of you, can secure someone./A dose of you, can make a child smile,/Because you're not a virus, not a flu, but a cure.

Natal, Joseph Andrei

Dear vaccine...

Oh dearest vaccine, our guide away from vast grief bring a world reborn

Kenji Montuano
Philippines

Dear vaccine...

A HERO UNSEEN /// Our visions dreamed and hearts agleam, || All seemed to sever at the seams. || A ghastly threat, from fears deep-set, || Came veiled yet struck with furious breath. || His silent scythe drew stifled cries; || A world awry and forced to hide. /// Fatigued and bereaved, I could not believe, || You offered relief—some respite from my grief. || Your power to heal, as a weapon to wield, || Imbued me with zeal to face this ordeal. || Who would have gleaned, that a hero unseen, || Would come to our need, oh dear vaccine! /// The fight goes on, but now we're strong; || A hopeful dawn has come along. || Those brilliant minds who gave you life, || Would smile with pride to see your strides. || Through thick and thin, to death's chagrin, || We'll win and rein the bastard in! /// May we never forget, the tears and sweat, || We'd shed to become our strongest selves yet. || As our lives are reclaimed, vigor aflame, || We'll call out your name and proudly proclaim: || Who would have gleaned, that a hero unseen, || Would come to our need, oh dear vaccine!

Jeb Garcia
Philippines

Dear vaccine...

Living in the silent night / Running from the endless scourging blight / You are the dawn after darkness / A sign of hope in a time of weakness / In the vast sprawling cities / Nowhere are the car’s colourful liveries / As if it came from a movie scene / People, nowhere to be seen / Now, let us take the vaccine / And put the virus over a guillotine / As if it ruled us as an autocracy / Let us get rid of this stagnancy!

LOUIS PORTA

Dear vaccine...

You're the designated one save us from our darkest time Make your power known a ton promise us it'll be all fine Lots of people question you "How can they make one quickly?" Research and trials so few Question: "is it safe really?" But in science you are based Efforts round the globe connived They wouldn't roll out a waste All applications applied

Jared Gonzalvo

Dear vaccine...

This pandemic has given humanity a number of defeats/trials and tribulations are an everyday struggle/ life seems empty without the usual interactions / a dark cloud seemingly impossible to overcome But with you/ we see a glimmer of light / a hope that someday we might / get back to the place and / reminisce things as it was / a simple prick on the arm / who knew it could get us this far With this hope we come together / for a better and brighter future / a world where there is no blunder / and the hopeful thought that we can overcome Be the savior you want to be / take this vaccine / spread it for the good of the nation

Joshua Gabriel D. Romano

Dear vaccine...

Dear vaccine, / aren’t you a little bit risky? / I guess i should go and find out! / I’ll start researching more about you. // I then found out that you are completely safe; / you have ran through several tests, / before running through our bodies - / all for the sake of keeping us safe. // Dear vaccine, / I was once afraid of you. / Now, I’m so eager to have you / for the safety of me and my loved ones. //

Irel John C. Suplito
Philippines

Dear vaccine...

Locked in in our own home/ Whatever did we do for everything to go wrong/ How long will we stay in?/ We're badly in need of saving/ Through you, dear vaccine, I trust/ That everyone will be safe at last.


Dear vaccine...

Covid-19 virus/ spreads easily like a fungus/ It is not an ordinary illness but a lot were fearless/ Hospitals are full/ People seek treatment against something fool/ Doctors tried their best/ Through many cures and tests/ Now that the vaccine is here/ Not a lot wants to adhere/ At the end the vaccine made it clear/ That the people will laugh and cheer.

Enrico Rafael C. Marcelo

Vaccine, please...

Vaccine Please be the guidance for our everlasting soul please make sure we experience 24 hours days of our lives. guide us to enternity and freedom be the door of my healthy lifestyle pls help other people like me because we seek an happy world.

Harox

Dear vaccine...

We feel your power Day-by-day Before, we used to cower With you, fear fades away Slowly, but surely We are getting there From living in isolation With you, we can go anywhere People said, "Where are you going?" "Why are you shopping for clothes?" I just know this day would come With you, I can run freely in the meadows The fog in my eyeglasses Gives the future a blur So does the movie I'm watching but With you, I can watch like how the old times were How I wish we could turn back time To live memories with loved ones who disappeared But it is now too late With you, I can now live memories with those who are still here Everyday felt the same As the rays of sun hit my face on the bed Your creation is revolutionary With you, I am no longer a stagnant thread You are a torch of hope Hope for humanity Hope for the world Hope for me With you, everything will be back to what it was used to be.

Ryan Dannug

Dear vaccine...

Dear vaccine, save and protect us, from the virus disrupting our lives. with the vaccine we do not concuss. vaccine the only one that has knives, against the virus that still purges us. It makes us stronger, better, and ready, to face the world and knowing, we care for others and ourselves. Time and time again we think, it is the difficult and ending. A solution we have that link, to the vaccine solution to mending, the wounds left from the fight, COVID-19 is no longer bright.

Randolf Mesa - 12N
La Salle Green Hills

Vaccine, please...

vaccine please be the source of our immunity please be the light of our freedom. guide us to everlasting enternity in this world. vaccine be my guardian at all times and also be practical to save millions of lives.

Elson Harold P. Santiago

Dear vaccine...

The past has become a tell-tale, A story so far and different. Whispers in the current And creepers of modern-day. It is bizarre to think about it. To look back and see what used to be, To wish and hope for the same it, and once more be free. The shackles of the pandemic Has left us vulnerable and ignorant. With the decreasing state of economic, The virus really has become the modern-day oppressor. Two years is enough for people. To dread the past and wish for it to happen again. Two years is enough for peopl To yearn for simplicity once again. It was a period of technological progression, But also a mixture of traditional medium. An era of physical cooperation, And the lack of tedium. As the cases start to rise, And the growing immunity to the virus, We cannot ignore the tremendous cries For a compelling, efficient anti-virus. Dear vaccine, you are the only key To see the smiles once again, To feel the authenticity of intimacy, To hear the bustling laughter once again. Can you feel The warmth of breeze air freely brushing our faces? Can you feel The way it caresses our skin, cradling our mold like vases? Can you taste The sickening sweetness of joy? Shared among knowing daze As we embark on the new beginning Croix. It would be nice, don’t you think? To go places and meet familiar faces To share the food and drinks A bond tied to sturdy laces.

Sofia Perez
Philippines, Quezon City

Dear vaccine...

What a sight you are./ The time without you was so hard,/ But now you are here—close to home./ You now give us all of this hope./ Scary to some,/ To me, you are a saving light./ You keep us away from sickness/ making us depart from fright./ At times I am scared, the next I am brave/ I am safer now./ You gave me that, thanks./ You assist in what ends this whole anomaly./ Please let it be you./ So we can go back to normal./ And no longer be blue./ Dear Vaccine,/ Please continue to cultivate and spread./ So all of this will finally come to an end.

JAREN RYLIE R. TAN

Dear vaccine...

Please rescue us from this terror Release us from this baggage Show us the color Be the advantage / Reveal to us the world That we have left behind Oh how we’ve be humbled When we retreated to our mind / Let our world shine one more Show us the brightest light Lead us to the core Of all the things that are right / Return our lives to the mellow And peaceful lives before all of this madness Release us from this shadow And return all the world’s kindness

Paul Andrei Muriel 12M

Dear vaccine...

Our visions dreamed and hearts agleam, || All seemed to sever at the seams. || A ghastly threat, from fears deep-set, || Came veiled yet struck with furious breath. || His silent scythe drew stifled cries; || A world awry and forced to hide. /// Fatigued and bereaved, I could not believe, || You offered relief—some respite from my grief. || Your power to heal, as a weapon to wield, || Imbued me with zeal to face this ordeal. || Who would have gleaned, that a hero unseen, || Would come to our need, oh dear vaccine! /// The fight goes on, but now we're strong; || A hopeful dawn has come along. || Those brilliant minds who gave you life, || Would smile with pride to see your strides. || Through thick and thin, to death's chagrin, || We'll win and rein the bastard in! /// May we never forget, the tears and sweat, || We had shed to become our strongest yet. || As our lives are reclaimed, vigor aflame, || We'll call out your name and proudly proclaim: || Who would have gleaned, that a hero unseen, || Would come to our need, oh dear vaccine!

Jeb Garcia
Philippines

Vaccine, please...

Protect us for the virus, in this dire times for us. We must put an end, to by which the use it to apprehend, with the vaccine a solution, to the pandemic. Vaccine makes us stronger, ready and better, That is all.


Dear vaccine...

We've awoken as strangers/An abrupt and unexpected halt in our life/Gone are the days of pleasure and consolation/In these bleak times, a beacon of optimism/A friendly face of light relief/From the blues of a lonely lockup/A shout of hope in a phial/An answer to the unforgiving light shined upon us/The vaccine, the riposte we longed for/Fear not the savior who has been granted to humanity/A product of scientific advancement/Proven beyond doubt to help many/Protection and strength guaranteed from a jab/The solution to the never ending health crisis/And for the restoration of what was lost

Mikhail Anton Chio - 12M

Dear vaccine...

Oh, dear COVID-19 vaccine, / At first, people were praying and begging for you to please come in. / But when you came in, / they started complaining and whining like a broken violin. // Please forgive those who doubt you, dear COVID-19 vaccine, / For they are just misinformed and chagrined, / that's why their minds and thoughts are scattered like a broken figurine. / You are the solution that the world needs to be seen. // Together, let's open our eyes to this new world that we live in, / this is thanks to our dear COVID-19 vaccine, / So, why don't you join in? / It's just a one shot of this vaccine on your beautiful skin. //

Joshua Benedict B. Co
Philippines

Dear vaccine...

Dear Vaccine, Please improve the situation we are in. We are tired, lonely and sad, Cases keep on growing, so many supplies are in demand. Dear Vaccine, When are you going to intervene? We want to go back to before, When we were all out to explore. Make this world normal again, May we be as free as we were back then. Lessen the people suffering, Cure them, bring them healing.

Jaye Awili

Dear vaccine...

You are a powerful fruit of science,/ who saved more than 7 billion clients./ In the heartbreaking times caused by the pandemic,/ the outcome you caused was undeniably authentic./ / Variants of the virus spread as the cases spike,/ Strangers and friends have perished alike,/ Good thing your existence has truly been a blessing,/ yet sadly, some confused people are still protesting./ / We apologize for their misconception,/ Vaccine rollout is the right direction./ The demand has been excessive,/ As this solution was indeed expensive./ / No matter the cost or penalty we face,/ A safe future is what we must embrace./ Without you, humanity wouldn’t reach this long,/ A sincere thank you for the lives you have prolong./

J. Cal.
PH

Dear vaccine...

Please be our hope /Help us stop the surges, lower the slope /Help save us from hanging by a thread /Protect us from being infected /Life then was very colorful /It was also very meaningful /As life now slowly turns monochrome /Please keep everyone safe at home /As we become overly careful /We become somehow become skeptical /We suspect they could possibly be infected /From the outside world, we become isolated /The situation now is reaching a plateau /And how I wish it would continue /Till it stops and end this pandemic /That would be very terrific /Dear vaccine, again please be our hope /Become the beacon to guide the people /To a brighter better future /That we all hope to venture

Lising 12N

Dear vaccine...

I think this is something that you should see; / A poem dedicated to you, as simple as it can be. / A poem addressed to all of humankind out there, / So, please, everyone, listen up — do your share. / Don't you miss what life was like before? / When we didn't have to hide behind closed doors, / And hold our breaths, waiting for something more / Than just false news about a temporary cure? / The beginning of the pandemic — / It became a milestone for humankind; / Something that has never happened before, / An event that will forever be engraved in their minds. / The whole world was put to a halt; / Every single thing — it was like they were left out to rot. / No one was allowed outside their homes, / And although life continued, the real definition of living was never really shown. / All this could have continued / If it weren't for a sudden discovery — / A discovery that had the potential to change the lives of many, / A discovery that is now being used to save the world from its misery. / The COVID-19 vaccine isn't as useless as you think it is. / Observing the situation right now is enough to tell you — / Is getting vaccinated really worth the risk? / Let me answer that for you — yes, yes it is. / The world is slowly healing, / People are starting to have more faith. / The excitement that life used to bring? / Humankind will have that soon enough, just you wait. / So get vaccinated, spread the news; / We are getting closer and closer to the lives we don't want to lose. / Such a simple act can protect us, restore what we once had — / This vaccine is something that will save us, and we should be glad.

Cloie Eñeco
12N - STEM5

Dear vaccine...

You have been the shield against the virus/ Created and sent by the scientist to give us hope/ Even if there are those who hated you/ You still gave them your protection/

Lorenzo Ezra O. Rostrata
LSGH Philippines

Dear vaccine...

I don’t know at this rate/If people rejecting you is fate/It seems that we are forgetting/And in the end, just us regretting//Let others see your grace/But, not for those to save face/Rather to protect others/Instead of seeing us suffer//You are the path back to normalcy/And now, to live our lives earnestly/We must rejoice, accept and reflect/On the talent that made this into effect//All this wonder in a single vial/So, to others being idle/Go outside, and open your gates/it takes 2 shots, and now we wait

Ramon Carmelo Y. Calimbahin

Dear vaccine...

To cure, to protect, and to save/ Those are benefits that invented vaccines gave/ Like blessings up from above/ Kept us safe and sound, lessens our heart's throb/ Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Jansen and more/ Stops the lockdowns and slowly helped our economy soar/ As it was on limbo for a quite a long duration Indeed, a difficulty to our nation/ Doses must be taken at this moment/ Boosters for our welfare and settlement/ Herd immunity that’s what these vaccines brought/ Health is important, that's what this pandemic had taught

Christian Canlas

Dear vaccine...

Dear vaccine, how have you been?/ I heard you’re working hard like the caffeine I take in/ It’s been quite some time since I went out and had fun/ I think it’s about time that the pandemic should be done/ I just want to say thank you for all that you do/ So many lockdowns, so many curfews/ Safety restrictions are not enough/ Then, you were made to be our rock/ There are still a lot of challenges to come/ I hope you’re there for the long run/ We appreciate you so much,/ For all the lives you have touched/

Theone Z. Leal

Dear vaccine...

Before you existed, The world was in silent chaos Everyone has to fend to themselves resulting to everyone being selfish Everyday someone spread it, infect it, and die because of it and it repeats This times people were lost and unforgiving that they are being sunk by the waves everyday This times people see how scary and ruthless the world truly is This times people said they have enough and continue to innovate That is your reason for existence and you became a symbol of progress and hope You save countless of lives even they do not believe you You protect countless of lives even they do not knew you were the cause You show the best side of us even when people believe you were not I thank for your existence as it mean a lot not to just me but everyone P.S. even when the world forgets, your action will still be remember

Louis Leon Diego S. Cayco
Philippines

Dear vaccine...

It happens so quickly/ The world has to worry/ The pandemic started/ Then everyone terrified/ People dyeing/ No cure was happening/ Looking for a cure/ Then a vaccine started/ Thank you vaccine/ For making the world a safer place/ Thank you Vaccine/ For making our future brighter

Rai Addison P. Nacu

Dear vaccine...

Dear vaccine, it has been a while since I’ve left my house Ever since lockdown has been announced. I am really bored and tired of sitting alone at home And I have got nothing else to do and nowhere to roam. Oh dear vaccine, where are you now I’ve been waiting patiently for over 2 years for you to come around When I look out my window, no one’s outside I really want things to go back to normal before I get petrified With you coming into my world, I will for sure feel guarded And I guarantee you everyone would not feel disregarded In a few weeks everyone would get vaccinated and feel free Smiles and happiness will spread around the world in one two and three So please O dear vaccine, come quickly into everyone's lives And do your thing inside our body and have a quick dive Make sure that you protect us from the Covid 19 pandemic So that our lives could go back to being aesthetic.

Joseph Matthew Espinas

Dear vaccine...

Dear vaccine we are threatened by an invisible monster/ A monster that can expand exponentially/ A monster that hinders us from going out/ Hinders us from hanging out/ Hinders us from interacting with people/ Vaccine is our main weapon against the invisible monster/ There are many misinformation and fake news spreading regarding your capabilities/ These false information will not hinder you from combating the virus/ Vector or RNA you may come in different forms/ But one thing is certain we will achieve heard immunity through you

Miguel Lagtapon 12M
La Salle Green Hills

Dear vaccine...

Dear vaccine, you gave us hope/ and returned life to the globe./ You turned the world that had been stopped/ and opened the roads that had been blocked./ What was once warm turned bitter cold/ and it was you who/ saved us from its hold./ Our lives that had become stagnant and stale/ can once again go to feel the blowing gale./ People may have resented you, dear vaccine,/ but they are those who've never seen./ Continue to protect us, dear vaccine, / then maybe they too could see what would have been.

Kimi

Dear vaccine...

Dear Covid i know you're here/ being around us and living here/ spreading your virus everywhere// Covid has been with us since 2019/ spreading the virus like a killing machine/ there are many variants and many mutations// Covid has got me one time before/ i was scared as the symptoms were getting worse, but when i got the vaccine it all went well/ covid 19 really has taught me well.//

Gabriel Penones

Dear vaccine...

I am lost in space here, dear vaccine... Our freedom has been taken away Please do not let any noise intervene You keep humanity further from disarray. Viewing the outdoors from our windows, All these lost dreams are piling. Bring us back to our blissful meadows. We were happier when we were living. Reminiscing those small moments, From holding hands to laughing aloud.. We hold these fondly to our hearts Thinking, "when will we be allowed?" How legitimacy affects us is a grave issue. People hold much bias against you. Oh my friends, i miss you. Little vial of hope, may your influence be true. You have proven your worth, Though others overlook your efficiency... For the future of this Earth, May people wake up to your ability.

JEDIAH T. DE JOYA
PHILIPPINES

Dear vaccine...

Hello, Vaccine/ We've been suffering, have you seen?/ But you can help us, can you not?/ Come on, why don't you give it a shot!/ You're the key that helps us reunite with who's dear,/ But some are against you because of fear./ You may hurt, and you may sting/ But you'll get us back to doing our thing./ Please Vaccine, end this isolation/ So we can return to normal conventions./ To meet with friends, to meet with loved ones,/ We just need the power of someone./ And that someone is you, Vaccine.


Dear vaccine...

Dear Vaccine…/ May you guide us to what is true and right/ Please lead us away from danger or the light/ We never know what you may contain/ But rest assured we give our trust to you in vain/ The people who hate you all they need is search/ For they are close minded nor no substantial research/ A proprietor to see who lives the best/ Something we don’t need but what we need is the smartest/ We need you dear vaccine to enter our new lives/ So we can get back together by two’s, three’s or five’s/ The flowers that bloom our hearts we gloom/ Yet we may never see them and the latter we consume/ The vaccine is safe, the vaccine is pure/ The only way to go back to normal is the more people we lure/ To a place that’s nice, to a place known before/ A place we lost that we desperately want more/ I hope everyone realizes the sacrifice it takes/ As no sacrifice will lead us to more mistakes/ I love people and I love myself/ This moment in history will forever be on the shelf/

Ariel (Ari) Novrielle N. Reyes
Pasic CIty, Metro Manila Philippines

Dear vaccine...

I once was a kid/ Who wandered through the streets/ Once dreamed of becoming a king/ Through the alleys, I became keen/ Enjoyed my life and sought to dream/ To become part of a world where nothing feels surreal/ ... Yet, one day this dream suddenly disappeared/ When this wonderful world was devastated by an enemy that can’t be seen/ A virus came and didn’t stop to seek/ Crawled and spread through the streets/ Claimed lives throughout the weeks/ Causing stress, pain, and agony to the weaks/ ... Happiness turned into sorrow/ Excitement turned into paranoia/ Smokes from factories that I often see/ Traffics brought about by cars and machinery/ Tourist destinations that I went and see/ Have brought to an end due to something that cannot be seen/ ... I thought that this is impossible to end/ Still, one day suddenly came/ A knight in shining armor that gave us the way/ Of having a protection to scare this virus away/ By giving vaccine doses in a vast array/ Giving everyone a chance to dream once again someday/ ... Your arrival has been a scientific breakthrough/ Because of you, all of us can get through/ By having a vaccine everyone can see through/ The bright future that we thought we don’t have due to what we thought was a flu/ To draw us closer by being together,/ through this vaccine let’s all end this altogether/ ... Once, twice, I have been vaccinated even thrice/ Fourth, fifth let’s achieve this herd immunity for our safety, please/ Vaccine, o vaccine, thank you for the protection that you gave/ The hope in you is enormous and that will always remain/ Through you, everything is coming back in place/ Glory is His, and through you, everything will be okay in God’s pace/ ~nothing follows

Kristian Parangat
Philippines

Dear vaccine...

I once was a kid/ Who wandered through the streets/ Once dreamed of becoming a king/ Through the alleys, I became keen/ Enjoyed my life and sought to dream/ To become part of a world where nothing/ feels surreal/ ... Yet, one day this dream suddenly/ disappeared When this wonderful world was devastated by an enemy that can’t be seen/ A virus came and didn’t stop to seek/ Crawled and spread through the streets/ Claimed lives throughout the weeks/ Causing stress, pain, and agony to the weaks/ ... Happiness turned into sorrow/ Excitement turned into paranoia/ Smokes from factories that I often see/ Traffics brought about by cars and machinery/ Tourist destinations that I went and see/ Have brought to an end due to something that cannot be seen/ ... I thought that this is impossible to end/ Still, one day suddenly came/ A knight in shining armor that gave us the way/ Of having a protection to scare this virus away/ By giving vaccine doses in a vast array/ Giving everyone a chance to dream once again someday/ ... Your arrival has been a scientific breakthrough/ Because of you, all of us can get through/ By having a vaccine everyone can see through/ The bright future that we thought we don’t have due to what we thought was a flu/ To draw us closer by being together,/ through this vaccine let’s all end this altogether/ ... Once, twice, I have been vaccinated even thrice/ Fourth, fifth let’s achieve this herd immunity for our safety, please/ Vaccine, o vaccine, thank you for the protection that you gave/ The hope in you is enormous and that will always remain/ Through you, everything is coming back in place/ Glory is His, and through you, everything will be okay in God’s pace/ ~nothing follows

Kristian Vincent Parangat
Philippines

Dear vaccine...

Don't abandon us in this time of crisis/Save us as from this constant suffering/You are the only one that could bring the people together/Without you there would be no future for us

Christopher James D. Dimabayao
Philippines, Antipolo

Dear vaccine...

Vaccinations are increasingly the focus of attention/ We have faith in their ability to turn the page/  We'll queue up /This vaccine is for us/  As a result, a new era begins/ All of our fingers are crossed/ Ending the COVID-19 epidemic requires a cure/ Our sympathies have brought us together, yet we are still divided by entities/ As we hope for a cure/ A cure to make things get back to how it used.

Kurt Cedrick L. Rivera
La Salle Green Hills

Dear vaccine...

Thank you for being invented Invented by scientists and health-allied workers. I fully trust in your expertise. A lot of people might doubt you, But they can’t see your importance at this time. May they be enlightened that you are truly effective Effective enough to prevent us from being infected by the COVID-19 virus. May you be the solution to this pandemic, Because we’ve been trying for 2 years already! It’s hard not knowing what will happen to the world, A world where people once lived a mask-free life. The world is in dire need of help of your efficacy! Future generations is in your hands! Save us from the dangers of the pandemic virus, Help us make the world a better place for everyone.

DELA CUESTA - 12M

Dear vaccine...

Dear Vaccine,//It is such a saddening fact/That although you were made/ Some people still think/ That there are things that you lack// And although that may be true/ Since the virus came out of the blue…/ And caused a haste/ To make something like you..// I still believe that the things you can do/ Can definitely still help us too// It is true that many doubts continue to arise/ But since I am still technically a child,/ I will share my experience/ And hope other kids might take it// In my opinion, it wasn’t scary/ So there isn’t need to worry/ And the doctors were really friendly/ Which actually made me happy// To be honest, I had this schedule/ While taking my classes/ I didn’t want to miss them/ But I didn’t think ‘twas a hassle// During the actual vaccination/ It was a really fast situation A one, two th—prick!/ It was just that quick// Although I did have some side effects/ At least I am now partially defended/ Because thanks to you dear vaccine,/ This pandemic may be ended

Gonzales, K.A.R ||12P
PH

Dear vaccine...

Thank you for being invented Invented by scientists and health-allied workers. I fully trust in your expertise. A lot of people might doubt you, But they can’t see your importance at this time. May they be enlightened that you are truly effective Effective enough to prevent us from being infected by the COVID-19 virus. May you be the solution to this pandemic, Because we’ve been trying for 2 years already! It’s hard not knowing what will happen to the world, A world where people once lived a mask-free life. The world is in dire need of help of your efficacy! Future generations is in your hands! Save us from the dangers of the pandemic virus, Help us make the world a better place for everyone.

Ma. Fatima Suzette N. Dela Cuesta

Dear vaccine...

A virus appears Is it light or heavy As light as air As heavy of a lung Is there something of a cure Cure cannot be found today As protection can only be given Given in a manner of hope Hope will rise through pandemic As the viruses keep going Oh, the vaccines can be given The vaccines will risen I hope you are listening The poor have been waiting The rich have been blessed Dear vaccine hope is coming next.

Montemayor 12n

Dear vaccine...

You gave the world a brand new beginning. It marked the end of our fears and anxiety against the adversary. You gave us a promising opportunity to regain the unique pace of living. A life that liberates us with our loved ones carefree. You gave us the prospect of rebuilding the country’s pandemic-stuck economy. The prospect that would help open jobs, businesses, and our country’s economy. You granted us the dream to jumpstart a brand new tomorrow. A tomorrow that will be safer and healthier for all.

JOHN CARLOS VIRAY
PHILIPPINES

Dear vaccine...

Lend your hand to us Only you could help us You are the only key to bring back our world Without you, our world will constantly suffer

Christopher James D. Dimabayao

Dear vaccine...

Dear vaccine help us to control this pandemic/ We miss going out/ We miss hanging out/ We miss interacting with people physically/ We are locked everyday in our house/ Fearing an invisible monster/ A monster that can multiply rapidly/ To combat this beast we need you vaccine/ Heard immunity is our goal/ Vaccine is our number one weapon/ Even though lies and fake news about you is rampant/ We still believe in your ability/ Ability to combat the virus silently/ It does not matter if you are a vector or RNA/ What matters is you can give us immunity that can combat the virus/ Vaccine is a step closer for us to bring back our normal lives


Dear vaccine...

Dear Vaccine,/Coronavirus is the most dangerous illness./Please seek safety in your own home./ An illness that takes one's life sending out negative energy./ This pandemic has resulted in good and bad times./And you made those times come to life in any way./Our bodies are alive./And there is life in our hearts./We seem to be optimistic that we'll be capable of defeating the virus./Let us take action to solve this dilemma./We need a vaccine./In order to set the people free./All you can do here is keep an eye out for others./We were content with our lives./Perhaps we didn't express our gratitude sufficiently./Vaccine, keep the air fresh! ​​collectively deep breathing./Let's proceed to new chapter./Let us leave the past in the past./Keep me alive until the end of time.

Maclin Dimalaluan 12N

Dear vaccine...

Dear Vaccine… We’ve only known each other for awhile/ But at least having you with me put a smile/ On my face, and in the faces of many/ Finally, you somehow brought everything to a steady// I apologize for not trusting you at the start/ I was very skeptical and suspicious of thou art/ Behind making you what you are today/ Because of so many lies and fake news the media portrayed// This pandemic has caused downs and pains/ And you somehow brought life in those days/ Life in our bodies and minds/ And life in our hearts and souls// Continue to stay by my side/ Let’s leave all the past behind/ And drop all our knives/ Keep me long before the afterlife//

Iñigo Reyes

Dear vaccine...

Dear vaccine / help our people / prove them what you mean / which is to protect us people Dear vaccine / please protect us / make us clean / from this virus

Kevin Blake Bono De Guzman

Dear vaccine...

The clean and smooth floors and hallways/ The various clattering and quiet chatting/ The distinct hospital smell that words can't really portray/ And the sounds of woe and crying that forever replays/ As the sun reflects on the windows of my room/ And its light blinds my face despite it being afternoon/ My mind wonders about all the people stuck like me/ Locked in their homes when all they want is to be free/ And how pitiful those who the virus made sick/ As their faces teared for their lives could end so quick/ When they all but lie on a bed, and wait/ Waiting just for the doc to give it to ‘em straight/ Wondering if their lives could have been much more meaningful/ Or if all of the treatments have been nothing but futile/ Oh how scared one must be, to be at the brink of death/ Yet be in so much relief when they give their final breath/ Oh dear vaccine, for when sorrow and death dawned/ And when times were dire and dreams were crushed and long gone, / You brought a beautiful hope to us all/ The hope that we wouldn’t just die and fall/ A hope that we can actually see each other again/ To see brinks of when time was simpler then/ We thank you vaccine for the protection you can bring/ And for giving us a much brighter spring.

Carl Geevee D. Vitug
Metro Manila

Dear vaccine...

Thanks to you I can now leave/ and see those who have been bereaved/ of friends and of family/ and of love and of life./ Thanks to you I no longer live in fear/ and I can see those who I hold dear./ I no longer hold people at arm’s length/ and I may be with others at no breadth./ Thanks to you work and play/ are no longer things I keep at bay./ The sun’s light once again shines bright,/ and I can once again take flight./ Though unlike Icarus I shan’t fly high/ lest those most vulnerable die./ So to those who’ve yet to be vaccinated/ I implore you to get your immune system updated./

Carlos Ambrosio

Dear vaccine...

Dear Vaccine The hope of the people is entrusted to you; Be the light that overcomes the darkness. Influence the fainted heart and the ill, And become the pillar of hope that descend on us. In every turn, there is sorrow, pain, and frustration; May this problem come to an end. Restore our atmosphere, to bring back the vibrant emotions of the past. Grow and prove that a fainted hope is within our reach. O dear vaccine, kindly proceed with haste, There's so little time for people to keep sane. The hope that emits within you, is a reason why we are still living. It is in thy possession that would bestow us great freedom from the shackles of this darkness. As the world looks unto you to be an answer, Provide us with the insights and reflection to be of help to others. And may we embrace you, our one and only hope. Help us bring back what we had, and be a shining hope in the darkness while we cruise inside the city's skyline.

Mardy II Teng
LSGH

Dear vaccine...

Protect us from bacteria and viruses Help our body conquer challenges Especially in this time of crises We are depending on your capabilities Do not stop helping our bodies As we discover more abnormalities Please guide us for herd immunity For us to be free in our community

Aaron Soriano 12P

Dear vaccine...

Protect us from bacteria and viruses Help our bodies to overcome challenges Especially in times of crises We hope that your effective from the built synthesis Do not disappoint our expectations We depend on your capabilities We are hoping for immunity in our nations Please help us even though we have incompatibilities

Soriano, Aaron 12P

Dear vaccine...

We continue to trust you/ With you, we can get back to normal/ As we continue to push through/ And end this time which is abnormal/ Help us defeat this flu/ Which we are slowly breaking free from this cage/ So that we can start a life that is brand new/ And rewrite history and move on to a new page/ Where there is still hope/ We will continue to get stronger/ This is like walking on a tight rope,/ As the war is yet to be over/

John Paulo B. Patrimonio
La Salle Green Hills, Philippines

Dear vaccine...

You have protected majority of our population, Especially during our current situation. By just an "ant bite", You made us feel alright. We all ought to recover, From what we had to suffer. How stunning are you, A true medical breakthrough.

Carl Babaran

Dear vaccine...

You weren't here when we needed you the most but now that you are here, countless lives are saved. We were stuck in our homes waiting for that slim of hope that could bring us back to our normal. That one shot of medication can bring an end to this pandemic, and we won't need to see people suffer anymore. We can hug our loved ones and friends again, yes that is the goal of many.

Joaquin Christopher R. Santos

Dear vaccine...

We have had enough of this ruckus/ From governments selling their products/ In the fight of this virus/ Our soaring ambitions/ Flowing endlessly like water,... But now as if its drowning in horror/ The world seeks now seeks for revisions./ With 2 shots from your sharp needle... Shows a friendly face in a world so dull/ A face that is so authentic,/ It is the response to the pandemic./ Vaccines will turn over a new leaf/ Turning grievance into relief./ A quick pinch in the arm./ Will leave our bodies charmed./ With our hearts refusing to fail/ A new hope begins to avail./

Lanz Michael Esguerra
12N LA SALLE GREEN HILLS

Dear vaccine...

Dear vaccine, you’re the world’s light The only thing that’s shined throughout the darkness The darkness brought by the pandemic You’ve managed to help on such a short notice Oh how I wish more people would’ve listened on taking you For you are a protector that boosts immunity With this you’ve given all of us an opportunity To be try to go back to our old lives in this community Grant your blessing onto us, So that we may have an increased chance in survival And go back to our daily lives and strive for success Help everyone o dear vaccine.

Adesh Mann

Dear vaccine...

We've awoken as strangers/An abrupt and unexpected halt in our life/Gone are the days of pleasure and consolation/In these bleak times, a beacon of optimism/A friendly face of light relief/From the blues of a lonely lockup/A shout of hope in a phial/An answer to the unforgiving light shined upon us/The vaccine, the riposte we longed for/Fear not the savior who has been granted to humanity/A product of scientific advancement/Proven beyond doubt to help many/Protection and strength guaranteed from a jab/The solution to the never ending health crisis/And for the restoration of what was lost

Chio - 12M

Dear vaccine...

Please guard us from that beast Please eliminate the insanity Allow us to once again feast With our family / Give us the freedom To go the outside world again And allow us to blossom And not to go insane / Let us aquire the strength To resist this illness So we can see each againg by an arm's length So we can get rid of this weakness / Show us the light Of the outside world And make everything alright Be the earth's herald - Paul Andrei M. Muriel(12M)

Paul Andrei Muriel

Dear vaccine...

I still remember when you weren't created yet that the world is in silently chaotic The World Suffer to stop the spread of the virus and led waste to many deaths People became a haste to protect themselves from catching it but return they become shellfish But now you are here, born to be a hero To swore to protect others even when they don't believe in you Such a Selfless Act that you still rise when others try to diminish your achievements You are a symbol of hope and innovation You brought back the light so that we are able to see each other again You even help others that doesn't know that you help them Such a Selfless Act to just keep helping You are a Hero and We are Grateful for It

Louis Leon Diego S. Cayco

Dear vaccine...

You protect us humans from the virus You give us the strength to protect ourselves When you were created, you were sent to protect us And even protected those who have rejected you

Rostrata
La Salle Green Hills

Dear vaccine...

Dear Vaccine, thankful for the experts who made you possible/ The pandemic caused too many lives in ways inexplicable / It is as if the world is about to end/ But, it seems people need only to make amends. / Oh vaccine! You saved so many lives/ You gave us new hope and saved thousands who still want to survive/ Pity those who waited and suffered/ But, thankful and blessed for those who recovered./ Oh Vaccine! I hope everyone would want to have you/ They should not simply take this virus as flu / Everyone is afraid / But to survive every law, on vaccination should be obeyed.

Cruz, Elisha Marie Clare D. 12M
La Salle Green Hills

Dear vaccine...

We have had enough of this ruckus/ From governments selling their products/ Our soaring ambitions, Flowing endlessly like water...Where the current world seeks for revisions./ 2 shots from your sharp needle/ Shows a friendly face in a world so dul.l/ A face that is so authentic,/ It is the response to the pandemic/ Vaccines will turn over a new leaf,/ Turning grievance into relief./ A quick pinch in the arm... Will leave our bodies charmed/With our hearts refusing to fail,/ A new hope begins to avail.

Lanz Michael Esguerra 12N
LA SALLE GREEN HILLS 12N

We liked / being able...

Our faces covered, lifestyles disordered/ Countries around the world close their borders/ After a year or two, people start to wonder/ Will there be an end to this disorder?// Researchers start to study on genes/ and develop effective vaccines/ Doctors and front liners continue to fight/ While the struggle keeps going, day and night// But front liners and medicine cant solve it alone/ Our part in this crisis isn’t just for our own/ Doctors and vaccines need our help and trust/ Truth is, the end of the pandemic begins with us//

Ishan Balao

Dear vaccine...

What took you so long? / We, the hopeless and afraid, have been waiting for you. / It felt as if we've been sailing in a pitch black sea; / floundering in a cold and murky abyss with no end in sight. / Shouting out into the void everyday / hoping that maybe, one day, / someone or something will answer our cries. / The world we once knew, / has changed forever for the worse. / You took too long, but you're here now / Finally, you have come to put an end to the enemy we cannot see; / the enemy we've struggled to battle. / Like a brush on the hands of a painter, you, vaccine, / bring back the color to this black and white world. / You're the solution we've been waiting for, / yet many still refuse you. / It is in my hopes that someday the world understands; / you are the key to restoring the world to what it once was.

MJ ALVARADO

We liked / being able...

We liked the outside. Free to breathe and with no fear. Yet, the pandemic shut us inside. Solitary expressed with a tear. Vaccine, you are the answer. You can help us through all this. You give us great fervor. With your help, we can regain our bliss. Humans are strong and we will bounce back. This time may feel long but its time for us to counterattack.

Zach Ganotisi

Dear vaccine...

Dear vaccine, Using mRNA Seeking to save our DNA Not only for the rich and greedy But also focused on the unwell and needy To recover To grow stronger Prepare for what is to come This war is not over With hope, it won't be much longer For this great disease we shall overcome.

Carl Enzo Yu
Philippines

Dear vaccine...

Dear vaccine, it’s been a while/ Don’t you think miracles should be worthwhile/ You were created to bring back our smiles/ But people only wanted to travel more miles/ The news of our country’s next contest/ Makes people forget that health’s their test/ A test to see who’ll live long and strong/ But they’re all crowded together in bandwagon song/ Vaccine, we should’ve valued you more/ Once we all got one, we left you in the store/ You brought safety to the people and all of us/ While we forgot you and made a reckless fuss/

Borillo, Allen Roi S.
Pasig City

We liked / being able...

We liked seeing our family and friends / But sometimes we are the threat to them / Vaccines are available but some don't want them / Masks are available but we prefer to be free rather than to protect / But these problems leads people to reflect / We simply don't see that the answer is to get vaccinated / So that our love ones would be protected / May we not be defect / towards these solution we can create / Yes we would we heard rumors about the vaccine / but are rumors really facts? / We love our family and friends but a simple mistake could cause their lives to refract / so please get vaccinated / for our families not to be contaminated / this is allocated / for the virus to be eradicated.

Cloude

Dear vaccine...

You’re the people’s only hope,/ From the virus bringing this land chaos;/ Cases everyday with an unknown slope,/ Voices of lost individuals still echoes./ A small “fun” vacation is when it all started,/ Our innocent selves only thought that it was an escape/ From the stress life has given everyday./ But the word “escape” is only an understatement/ That locks itself inside this virus prison,/ With us wanting to be freed from reality./ Going to the gym to be healthy but surrounded/ With people where only risks can be shared./ How I wish we can breathe in fresh air again,/ Without this piece of fabric always giving us a burden./ Oh vaccine we need you until today,/ Well not until today but even before all this started./ Oh I am sick of realizing I took everything for granted/ Please vaccine, free us. Without heartaches-/ Show us what it is like to feel again,/ Bring all of us together again.

Andrei Pascual

It's the...

first shot that bringing change // // vaccines of color: red, green, orange // // 1 virus; 2 years // // mask mandate? No ears // // past date? No rush, vaccines still bring change //

Cresmanuel V. Quimbo

We liked / being able...

We liked our family and friends. But sometimes we are the threat to them.


Vaccine, please...

Continue to protect us from our fears. / Prevent the virus from taking away those we call dear. / Oh how I wish to go back in time, / to a period when everyone was fine. / Before, children were able to learn in school, / Now, in a world that children find cruel. / Now an expression-less world covered in masks, / To be able to see everyone's smile is all I ask. / Vaccine, you continue to keep our future bright. / Supporting us like a beacon of light. While others seem to reject your brightness, / We will never forget that you protected us. /

Dave Canlas

Dear vaccine...

Living my life hopeless, these sleepless nights, can’t stand it anymore, one more shot and this might be it. Losing oneself, drinking and drowning oneself, hoping for a cure that would secure myself. A small vial that carries our hopes, with all these slopes, having doubt throughout these tough times. Will this vaccine be a lie or not, because I don’t want to die. I want to be free from the chains, set us free for us to have some gains. Be the end of this suffering, and be the start of an opening of new sets of dreams and hopes.

Ryan Gabrielle V. Recto

Dear vaccine...

Dear Vaccine / Help mankind / We're lacking time / The virus is no longer mild / We want to go back / Before this all began / May the vaccine open the gates / and bring freedom back to our land / Scientists and Doctors / For years have tried / To create the vaccine we need / To give us freedom in our lives.

Christian Sabarre 12P

Dear vaccine...

Night and Day was an endless nightmare/ Hours, minutes, and seconds seemed aftercare/ how I wish this is the end/ showin' us whose interdepend. Sufferings may not be the same/Crying out loud may sound so lame/What will we do if we don't have faith?/Will we weep of someone who is wraith?. Oh vaccine, please do work/ I'm done seein' those who're dork/, Dissemination of fake information/ Will lead us to disinformation. You are studied by experts/ thousands of experiments were done disserts/ Yet I still don't get it/ why people won't believe it. I guess not everyone is captivated/ and still chooses to be titivated/, rather than to be informed / they chose to be misinformed.

Matt Iyog 12P

Dear vaccine...

What a true marvel in medical engineering you are/ With the whole world relying that your task may be done/ Without you present, everything seemed so far/ But with you and our patience, soon this will be gone/ The virus that brought destruction falls down on its knees/ As it realizes that only a number of them remain/ For you were able to cross multiple seas/ and were able to keep most of the world sane/ Let this be the war cry of multiple souls/ To the ones that were lost and the ones on their toes/ To those who were known and to those with no name/ Hail to you, vaccine/ Put an end to this game.

SEAN DAVID R. CIPRIANO
12O, PHILIPPINES

Dear vaccine...

In our desperate and distraught state/ We look out for hope as we wait./ Our hearts refusing to fail,/ Our leaders blaze a trail./// Through the trials of devastation/ You, the vaccine, are created./ And while many have awaited,/ Those that doubt, live in confusion./// Science has given us grander sight/ To see through the lies that few rewrite./ You have given us the upper hand,/ With the vaccine, together we can stand./// You are the spark of our ambition/ That can return us to our natural condition./ We were weakened from the fight,/ But now we can see the light. ///

JAIME VENERACION

Dear vaccine...

To unknowing people, the monster gives chase./But those in the know, they flee with haste./They lock themselves in with nowhere to go,/While the virus spreads, knocking on each door./Face masked mothers and fathers are on the hurry,/Purchasing many basic needs whilst there is time./Meanwhile, the children are in state of worry,/Fearing their parents won't be with them to dine./Through the passion of science, an answer was made./Allowing people to keep the monster at bay./Created from a lab, it spread far and wide./Soon the number of those affected will shrink down in size./This answer had brought with it hope,/To all of those who had seemingly lost it./The vaccine saves us like a successful movie trope,/And shall guide us to a life with the monster defeated.

Ramon M., 12-N

Dear vaccine...

Before stood a time when everything was right, / No one had anything to worry about all day and night / Suddenly, the world plunged into despair, / From the news of an unknown virus taking over with the world unaware / Soon enough, hospitals piled up with many gasping for air, / It left people desperate, without any pity, very unfair / Gone were the days when the sun shined bright, / Gone were the nights when we could dream with all our might / Now, the world suddenly became full of adversity and distress, / With humanity struggling to find ways to unwind and destress / Living inside of a time loop where the same narrative repeated, / In no time, many people became mentally depleted / But then, the greatest minds came together to help save us now, / All their combined efforts resulted in a savior to whom we bow / A global vaccine has been made for the virus to go away, / A step towards normalcy, as what many would say / Dear Vaccine, you are a beacon of hope in our current situation, / Despite all the propaganda, fake news, and misinformation / Proven safe and effective, you give the masses a sigh of relief, / A dose or two, there's no harm and grief / Dear Vaccine, now it's your turn to spread across the globe, / Like the Voyager 1, please be as successful as the NASA probe / Finally, the world can go back to normal through this opportunity, / Let us bring the community back while we achieve herd immunity :)

Alfonso Luis Espinoza

It's the...

It's the freedom/ the oh so sweet sound of freedom/ of laughter/ of and of all the smiles thereafter./ What would we give for/ all those moments of yore?/ / Dear vaccine,/ how I wish for my face to be seen!/ Seen not through the screen of a mask,/ but as I task/ in the day's work./ / Would it not be better/ if everybody were to get a jab from the pricker?/ After all, is health/ not equal to wealth?

Randy Zebroff
Philippines