The Virelegy

by Kevin, Laura, and Jeff


As darkness crept across the land,

and disease stretched out its dismal hand.

As hope had waned ever so bleak,

a summon for heroes, did sage Knipe speak.

For pestilence dim was set in motion,

and could only be slain by scholars’ devotion.

And so they came, twelve heroes in all,

and by their toil, many plagues would hopefully fall.

One from a valley where three rivers combine.

Another from the north across nations’ divide.

One from the lands of Alarik’s heir.

One from the Thames’ lands fair.

Three from a land betwixt two gulfs, a strait, and a sea.

From Hudson’s empire came another three.

One from where the college of King’s was born.

And two from where Hudson met his crew’s scorn.

Then came two maidens separated by a great sea,

One from where the greatest empire came to be.

The last from the state of Lyme,

Where another great plague had seen its prime.

They assembled on the Longwood Quad,

Hoping not to be banished to the repechage.

Only sage Knipe is able to see.

Just how long their toils will be.

For the virus is an awesome foe

Against which mankind has little to show

For how much time must mankind give

To finally kill that which does not live

And so the Vir-Elegy has been set in motion

Only to be conquered by the twelve’s devotion.


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