Check me out, I’m living the dream!
I got free donuts from Krispy Kreme.
All I had to do was get my vaccination;
I needed it anyway, to go on vacation.
Besides, that’s the way things are headed:
No entry to pubs, clubs, shops, any place,
Without the ‘passport’ libertarians dreaded,
‘Show us your papers’ and cover your face.
So happy the government have all my data!
I don’t care for privacy, ethics or choice,
Enjoy my false freedom, pay for it later;
To the self-righteous herd, I’ll add my voice.
Control my life, take my independence away.
Discriminate against the unvaccinated ‘other’.
There’s only one more thing I have to say:
I love free donuts and I love Big Brother.
I was inspired to write this poem after hearing that Krispy Kreme stores in the US were offering free donuts to people who could prove they’d had a covid vaccination. I thought it was an interesting starting point for a commentary on the ‘vaccine passport’ vs. civil liberties debate. This is not a poem criticising people who eat donuts.