Here, we close ourselves from us
take each day and pray less fuss
lift our heads and raise our Hope
as the News takes downward slope
carry each and hold the heart
side by side, but MUST, apart
shut the door, let screens converse
stay inside so no ones worse
Love our ones and temper preach
don’t forget those out of reach
pray again and warn our dears
fake the brave and stifle fears
count the days and shake the head
try to shut it out, in bed
start again, the plummet breaks
specs of light, recovery makes
stilled by all and awe is stirred
speechless mouths, the stories blurred
close our eyes and clasp our hands
greater Hope this life demands
steady true and fix our feet
til again, we kiss and greet.
Paula Antonello Moore, Poetry. Copyright: St. Patty’s 2020.
An ode to the world during this challenging Covid-19 period. Hang in there. Keep up Hope and trust the sun will shine again.
Image: “Don’t Be Afraid” by Deuxiemepeau.