AceShowbiz - Dolly Parton entertained fans on social media with an uplifting poem she wrote as she reflected on the coronavirus pandemic.
The country music icon, 74, posted a video clip of herself reciting a social distancing-themed verse, which began with the star shouting to someone off-screen as chaos ensued in some other part of her house.
"Can you hold it down in there? I'm trying to do a video in the studio," she shouts. "What? My accountant's calling? Well, tell him to kiss my assets goodbye because they're dwindling to nothing. No, you can't put a mask on a turtle!"
After introducing the clip on her Instagram page, the "Jolene" star begins, "This too shall pass, as all things will / If the virus don't kill us, the stay at home will / The kids are bored and restless / They scream and yell and squawk / And the teens and tweens, they're just plain mean / They bite your bleepin' head off."
She goes on to poke fun at couples finding it difficult to be in lockdown with their partners, noting, "All those lovin' couples that were once so sweet and cozy / Now they fight like cats and dogs, like Donald (Trump) and (Nancy) Pelosi."
"Lord, get us back to school and get us back to work / And get us out of this God dang house 'fore someone gets hurt," she finished. "And Lord, please find a vaccination in the form of a shot or a pill / 'Cause if the virus don't kill us, the stayin' home will."
"Baby I'm Burning" star Dolly is also doing her bit to help comfort kids via a daily "Goodnight with Dolly" video, during which she reads from a series of children's books. She's also donated $1 million to help researchers find a cure for Covid-19.