A patient receiving the covid-19 vaccine.‘The Final Solution, Take Two’ by Joe Tessitore The Society March 10, 2021 Coronavirus, Culture, Humor, Poetry 27 Comments . I heard the harvested remains Of infants coursing through my veins Will save me from the Wuhan Flu— I’m gonna get some, how ‘bout you? Those babies were already dead, Their blood’s not really on my head So fill that needle, stick it far— I’ll leave my conscience in the car. Fauci’s my guy—he says it’s cool And he does lie, but he’s no fool. Vaccines are gonna save the day, Made proudly in the USA! You’ll pray for me? I didn’t ask. You say your prayers, I’ll wear my mask. . . Joe Tessitore is a retired New York City resident and poet. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. 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Salemi March 10, 2021 Injecting people with material scavenged from aborted babies… and our stupid Antipope Bergoglio thinks it’s great. Reply Joe Tessitore March 11, 2021 Mrs. T found something of a kindred spirit – an author who referred to him as “Pope Bergoglio”. Reply Cynthia Erlandson March 10, 2021 Great stuff, Joe! “I’ll leave my conscience in the car.” is my favorite line. Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant March 10, 2021 Joe, your poet persona gets the message across with the ghoulish drool of a Dickensian grotesque and the effect is chilling. Very well done indeed! Reply Joe Tessitore March 10, 2021 I read that the Archdiocese of New Orleans is advising its parishioners to avoid the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, due to the extensive use of fetal stem cells in its research, development and testing. As far as the other two vaccines are concerned, you have to ask yourself just how much “ghoulish” is acceptable to you. If I ever had second thoughts about getting vaccinated, I no longer do. Reply Yael March 10, 2021 Nice poetic social commentary! This poem would be a prime candidate for the nightly 8 o’clock bard service performance. In my imagination I’m hearing it in a late nineties Lambada-style arrangement. Reply Yael March 11, 2021 Late eighties Lambada style was what I meant to say. Reply Paul Freeman March 11, 2021 And those who spurn the Covid jab have opportunity to grab ahold of herd immunity, a gift from their community. That includes the previous President, who apparently got quietly vaccinated before he left the White House. As suggested in other threads, I have gotten off the fence on this one. That said, the passion of the poem and the mechanics of the poem are, as always, superb. Reply Mike Bryant March 11, 2021 Those who spurn the covid jab Also spurn the Pfizer Lab. Choice is guaranteed by God, His the Sceptre, His the Rod. Reply Paul Freeman March 11, 2021 Touché! I can’t argue with that. Mike Bryant March 11, 2021 Paul, it’s not just about God, though. Free societies agree on this one. According to The Nuremberg Code (1947), “The great weight of the evidence before us to effect that certain types of medical experiments on human beings, when kept within reasonably well-defined bounds, conform to the ethics of the medical profession generally. The protagonists of the practice of human experimentation justify their views on the basis that such experiments yield results for the good of society that are unprocurable by other methods or means of study. All agree, however, that certain basic principles must be observed in order to satisfy moral, ethical and legal concepts: 1. THE VOLUNTARY CONSENT OF THE HUMAN SUBJECT IS ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL. This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, overreaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision…” Joe Tessitore March 12, 2021 Dear Paul, So where do you see yourself now standing? Reply Joe Tessitore March 11, 2021 Great points, Mike. Reply Joe Tessitore March 11, 2021 A shout out to Sally Cook for driving home to me the importance (and usefulness) of titles. This one is (again, for me) a case in point. Its connection to Nazi Germany is obvious, but less so is its connection to Sherlock Holmes’ “Seven Percent Solution”, a cocaine mixture that, like the vaccines, is injected. Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant March 11, 2021 BREAKING NEWS – for my friends worldwide: https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/breaking-9-european-nations-suspend-experimental-astrazeneca-covid-vaccines-due-to-fatal-blood-clots/ Reply Joseph S. Salemi March 13, 2021 Don’t hold your breath waiting for the Mainstream Media news outlets to publicize this fact. Reply Joe Tessitore March 14, 2021 About that one that I forgot; You may wind up with a blood clot. Reply Paul Freeman March 15, 2021 Then let us merrily rejoice, of vaccines we all have a choice. Avoid the clots, both those of blood and folk who think the cure’s a dud. Reply Mike Bryant March 15, 2021 Paul, I just spoke to my English wife and now I know what you are saying about ‘clot’. Basically, anyone that disagrees with you, like Joe and Susan and me and millions more are all stupid people. Here is the second definition of ‘clot’ from the Cambridge English Dictionary online: clot noun [C] (PERSON) UK old-fashioned informal a stupid person Vaxx-Lover Paul’s all-wise but we’re all stupid. The ‘jab’ he nabbed was shot by Cupid. It’s very odd that the ‘jab’ couldn’t even accurately be called a vaccine… until now because Webster’s has changed the definition of ‘vaccine’ to cover this mRNA jab. https://greatamericanpolitics.com/2021/03/websters-dictionary-changes-definition-of-vaccine-to-encourage-people-to-get-covid-shot/ Susan Jarvis Bryant March 15, 2021 Paul, funny little ditty but very misleading. Both Pfizer and Moderna state this on their fact sheets: There is no U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is an unapproved vaccine that may prevent COVID-19. There is no FDA-approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19. We already have cures and I’m all for them. The “vaccine” isn’t a “cure”, which brings me to my second point… the incorrect use of the word “clot”… perhaps those making the choice to have the “vaccine” should read the small print very carefully – this sort of info won’t be on the lips of all those virtuous vax-pushing politicians. Lannie David Brockstein March 19, 2021 As the Merriam-Webster dictionary has changed its definition of “vaccine” to include mRNA products, should that dictionary also change its definition of “cannibalism” to include “using a vaccine that was designed or produced in part from an aborted human embryo”? https://www.newsweek.com/covid-19-vaccines-fetal-tissue-science-controversy-explained-1575863 Reply Joe Tessitore March 21, 2021 I’m not sure how you get to “cannibalism”, Mr. Brockstein. For me the operative word is “gruesome”, and the issue is just how much of it one is happy and willing to inject, or would you prefer “ingest”? Reply Lannie David Brockstein March 23, 2021 Hello Mr. Tessitore. Although your poem, which I enjoyed reading, is about injected vaccines, not all vaccines are administered by means of injection. Some are administered by means of ingestion. They are called “edible vaccines” and there are some online articles about that new form of vaccination. Joe Tessitore March 25, 2021 Thank you for that, Mr. Brockstein. My ignorance knows no bounds and in these most contentious times I struggle with an almost knee-jerk reaction of defensiveness. Forgive me please for having done so with you. Reply Lannie David Brockstein March 27, 2021 Mr. Tessitore, in being human, none of us are necessarily perfect 100% of the time. In my book, though, you are one of the good guys, even when the speaker in your poem has the voice of a villain—and how villainous it is for anybody to knowingly want to be vaccinated (whether by injection or ingestion) with a product that is partly made from a gruesome “industry secret” ingredient which your poem satirically helps to inform the reader about. Reply Joe Tessitore April 8, 2021 Thanks very much, Mr. Brockstein. Perfection/being human is something that I struggle mightily with. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.