A DEFIANT coronavirus poem written in the style of Burns has emerged online. 

‘Tae A Virus’ captures the current pandemic of Covid-19 in a fashion akin to the National Bard. 

The witty verses are a reference to Rabbies famous poem, 'To A Mouse'. 

The poem talks about how the virus has ‘shook’ the world as countries are placed on lockdown.

And the poet has made a cheeky mention to the possibility of having to eat stock cupboard food over the coming months, as shoppers continue to bulk buy essentials in a panic. 

It is not known who the original author is, but the verses have already been shared across various Ayrshire groups. 

The poem reads:

Tae a virus

Twa months ago,

we didna ken,

yer name or ocht aboot ye

But lots of things have changed since then,

I really must salute ye

Yer spreading rate is quite intense, yer feeding like a gannet Disruption caused, is so immense, ye’ve shaken oor wee planet.

Corona used tae be a beer, they garnished it wae limes

But noo it’s filled us awe wae fear

These days, are scary times.

Nae shakin hawns, or peckin lips,

it’s whit they awe advise

But scrub them weel,

richt tae the tips,

that’s how we’ll awe survive

Just stay inside , the hoose, ye bide

Nae sneakin oot for strolls

Just check the lavvy every hoor

And stock-take, your, loo rolls

Our holidays have been pit aff

Noo that’s the Jet2 patter

Pit oan yer thermals, have a laugh

And paddle ‘ doon the waater ‘

Canary isles, no for a while

Nae need for suntan cream

And awe because o this wee bug

We ken tae be..19

The boredom surely will set in,

But have a read, or doodle

Or plan yer menu for the month Wi 95 pot noodles.

When these run oot, just look aboot A change, it would be nice

We’ve beans and pasta

By the ton and twenty stane o rice.

So dinny think yell wipe us oot

Aye true, a few have died

Bubonic, bird flu, and Tb They came, they left, they tried

Ye might be gallus noo ma freen

As ye jump fae cup tae cup

But when we get oor vaccine made

Yer number will be up.