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the Covid virus has altered humanity ...
laid the world bare ... recovery will take time
and the way we live must be altered
globally values have transformed
for a world-wide reset
~ I have changed so much since the beginning
of this pandemic that I am not the same person
but a better person has evolved I feel ~
world-wide we must build together
stronger expectations, become more resilient, greener
together we can build a better planet ...
but we need solutions from world leaders
it will not be simple ... but we can and we will
~ as I watched on television the horrors of covid 19
and now all the variants
something inside of me was born and a new person
emerged like a flower ~
reality is the pandemic has made some rich
large businesses thriving while small close
people lose their jobs, masks mandatory ...
children unable to play ... or go to school
people died 'alone' ...
~ we are almost there as populations get vaccinated
not once, not twice but three times
one day societies will mend, modify and revamp
with far-reaching plans ... all-embracing
... and to those we think the pandemic
was a conspiracy, I say ...
tell that to the millions of families grieving deaths
and who could not even give their loved ones
... proper funerals
oh yes, I am a different person now
have found me
and weep for those who have died
and those struggling to live
~ I find a stillness and beauty in small things
and I am able to reach out with love
able to look inward ... and I like the new me~
in our fourth lockdown here and it is strict
we are told to stay home .. our borders guarded
but I have found joy in on-line shopping and zoom visiting
and I may never have to go outside again ...
(but of course, I want to)
as a former nurse I need a routine
to follow ...
~ so now, I have a time for writing poetry and a time for art
a time to read and a time for research, time for Facebook
I have a time to ponder and a time to journal ... ~
my nest has never been so clean and tidy
oh yes, I have a routine in place for that too
I tend to dust a lot ... and talk to plants
have been looking at Mom's old cookbooks
found some great recipes to try
have decluttered my closets ... and my mind
and thank God for my sweet cat to snuggle up with
and watch TV or read
~ I have been an introvert all my life
always seeking silence- it is a need
like breathing air ... now, I let it wrap me in silent wings
after this pandemic quietude ... the butterfly in me
... will emerge ~
December 30, 2021
I have taken two Covid poems, combined them, added
and deleted words to create a new poem, original poems -
Looking Inward (05/11/21) reset and reshape (06/17/21)
Submitted to the Premier contest, Coronavirus (Covid 19)
sponsor, Robert James Liguori, Judged 12/31/2021
Copyright © Constance La France | Year Posted 2021
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