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Living in a Pandemic

When the sound of silence, wails And sobs of crying deafens our fearful minds Our streets are cold and empty And there’s no one to be found Only the shuffling of City workers As they clean a ghostly town Storms are silently raging Uncertainties abound My soul is contemplating Disaster is all around Eyes steering out at the invisible Imagining faces they once knew Smiles gaged to breathless As death takes our point of view A virus not only taking bodies But our laughter and our joy In dire need of a savior We pull a vaccine from the clouds Ending are here… Everything is changing fast Life is not the same In this New World Order Vaccination is not a game If you don’t conform In darkness, you’ll remain Someone turned off the sun And left us in the rain Storms are silently raging Uncertainties abound My soul is contemplating… The misery life’s become Everything is changing Nothing is the same May the forces protect you In this viral age Soundtrack by Ofshane Written by Arturo Michael

Copyright © | Year Posted 2021




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Date: 6/15/2021 12:39:00 PM
Hello Michael, oh so true. Everything is changing. Iam not sure for the better. Although some stores are opened. it is not the shopping malls. they remain closed. Only the stripe malls stores are opened. Only 3 allowed inside. I went to a shoe store and only 4 were allowed in. So sad. Enjoy your dayb my friend.
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Date: 6/7/2021 2:45:00 PM
Sometimes it feels like that. My husband believes the governments are trying to pull the wool over our collective eyes to gain more control of the populace. I believe this virus is no different from any other we have gone through and this vaccination is still in the experimental stage and shouldn't be used on us. Too many people still have adverse reactions to it and many die or are ruined for life by it. Good write my friend, God Bless, JB
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Arturo Michael
Date: 6/9/2021 9:52:00 AM
We need courage, my sister...Thanks for passing.
Date: 6/3/2021 9:27:00 AM
very intense poem but so true. Congratulations on POTD Arturo.
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Date: 6/9/2021 9:51:00 AM
Thanks Nancy... Feelings...
Date: 5/31/2021 8:42:00 AM
Wow ~ awesome poem and artistic rendition. Congrats on your well deserved POTD, Arturo.
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Date: 6/9/2021 9:51:00 AM
Thanks, Line... Good to see you.
Date: 5/27/2021 8:31:00 AM
Wonderful write speaking the truth. Well said Arturo. And congrats on a well deserved POTD. God Bless, JB
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Date: 6/9/2021 9:50:00 AM
Thank you, Judy... These times either make you Big or make you smaller...
Date: 5/20/2021 6:19:00 AM
Congratulations on POTD!
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Date: 5/24/2021 11:25:00 AM
Thank you Kim...All the best.
Date: 5/19/2021 11:35:00 AM
Arturo, Heartfelt and raw. It captures the moments in time and emotions we are experiencing so intimately. Beautiful and sad and revealing. Stay well. Belated congrats on POTD. All the best, Susan :)
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Date: 5/24/2021 11:24:00 AM
Thank you, Susan...I like what you said, "Heartfelt and raw"
Date: 5/19/2021 6:45:00 AM
Aww this poem expresses the misery and dreary calamity feel and scenes that many are facing due to pandemic and i was admiring the turn off the sun lines a lot and the rest in great poetry. Congrats on your POTD honour. Kudos! -------------->>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<< Plz do read and comment my newest poem too.
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Date: 5/24/2021 11:23:00 AM
Cool...Will check you out.
Date: 5/16/2021 3:01:00 PM
Coming from someone who battled Covid 19 yet recovered, I heard and felt every word you explicitly expressed here. Thumbs up to this work Arturo!! Still, I'm an optimist so I will say: After a raging storm, sunbeams return!
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Date: 5/17/2021 7:56:00 AM
Yes, you are living proof of it...All the best to you my friend.
Date: 5/15/2021 2:41:00 AM
Oh Wow Arturo, and I missed this gem initially, how silly of me. It is an exquisite and very apt write my dear friend, congratulations on POTD, Hugs and blessings, Jennifer. My poem I will be posting later will explain why I have been off soup for a while.
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Date: 5/17/2021 7:55:00 AM
Thanks, Jennifer...Will check your post now.
Date: 5/14/2021 4:01:00 PM
Belated Kudos, Arturo Pangie xx
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Date: 5/17/2021 7:54:00 AM
Thank you Panagiota...All the best my friend.
Date: 5/14/2021 1:21:00 AM
Very Positive. Beautiful!
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Date: 5/17/2021 7:54:00 AM
Thank you Christuraj...Very nice of you.
Date: 5/13/2021 9:17:00 AM
Sending you congratulations on your POTD, Arturo. The images you create are forceful and powerful. So many wonderful lines touching heart and soul! I like the turn of the poem at the end - a prayer of protection.
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Date: 5/13/2021 1:00:00 PM
I pray it would over...especially when I feel it's out of our hands...Thanks Sam. All the best to you and yours.
Date: 5/12/2021 7:09:00 PM
My dear Arturo, your gifted heartfelt pen captures the fear and misery of the viral age with poetic poignancy. I especially loved; "Someone turned off the sun / And left us in the rain" - this brilliant verse so artfully describes these dark days. Congratulations for POTD, a wonderful honor for this worthy piece. Warmest wishes, mon ami.. ~Susan
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Date: 5/13/2021 12:57:00 PM
What a lovely compliment...Thanks, Susan...Here to me, you are a light. All the best.
Date: 5/10/2021 6:51:00 PM
Hello Arturo ... wonderful descriptive lyrics on what the human race has been forced to put up with for our own good. Nature certainly has a way of evolving and not always for our good - thank you Arturo - Lindsay
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Arturo Michael
Date: 5/11/2021 5:00:00 PM
Yes...Once it's not manipulated...referring to nature... Anyway, I still have to deal with it. Thanks for stopping by...All the best to you.
Date: 5/10/2021 6:42:00 PM
A marvellous write about the miseries of living through the pandemic Arturo, hopefully we’ll soon be able to live our lives freely. Love the video. Congratulations on poem of the day… Belle
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Date: 5/11/2021 4:57:00 PM
Yes, the miseries...It's going on to be the most fearful years of my life...and it ain't over yet. Thanks, Belle...All the best
Date: 5/10/2021 8:12:00 AM
congrats Arturo on this potd and timely subject matter. FYI I am a minimalist when it comes to traditional medicine but our numbers are still high here and I'm glad I got the vaccine. MRNA vaccines have a unknown plus as they are also good for people who have had skin cancers.
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Date: 5/11/2021 4:55:00 PM
That's great to hear...I got my first shot...didn't feel too bad...I heard the second hurts more...Let's see. Thanks, Nancy...All the best.
Date: 5/10/2021 12:25:00 AM
Excellent ink Arturo, I now only wear a mask when i visit mum in the home, we are covid free here once again and numbers are dropping elsewhere as a result of the mass vaccination programme. many congrats on POTD:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 5/10/2021 12:59:00 AM
Good...We're on that drive on my side of the Earth...Thanks, Jan...Take care.
Date: 5/9/2021 10:12:00 PM
Congrats on your POTD. Wearing a ask is good for you and for others.
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Date: 5/10/2021 12:56:00 AM
Certainly Victor...These are dangerous times... Thanks my friend.
Date: 5/9/2021 10:01:00 PM
Please, ignore the KT, who is one of them....and know that your words hold a truth full of hope. Congrats on your POTD...maskers unite, as we are actually helping with the solution.
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Arturo Michael
Date: 5/10/2021 12:54:00 AM
Thanks, Jeanne...All the best to you.
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Date: 5/9/2021 10:31:00 PM
I looked at that address to congress by Biden and watched all those vaccinated clowns sitting 10 feet apart wearing their masks clapping like trained seals at every fearmongering word out of this addled President's mouth and couldn't believe what I was seeing. Lockdowns don't work and kids need to be in school and congress shouldn't be paying people not to work. World's gone mad!
Date: 5/9/2021 8:54:00 PM
In case anyone out there still doesn't know, this virus doesn't naturally occur in nature. It came from the Wuhan lab where Chinese and American scientists have been developing them. And when hypocrites and frauds like Fauci tell you one thing as gospel then 6 months later tells you "Oh wait, I was wrong" you need to start thinking for yourself. Wear a mask, don't wear a mask, I don't care but I ain't wearing a mask and no one is going to tell me I gotta wear a mask. Congrats on POTD.
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Date: 5/10/2021 12:53:00 AM
The Trini Man getting on... Back home, is lockdown...You can't buy a Doubles in the morning... in a couple of months, you will need Covid ID to travel...tell me then... Ah, forget, you're in America. Thanks, Keith...All the best.
Date: 5/9/2021 7:12:00 PM
After a storm, the sunshine appears. I have this frame of mind, in these dark times. Things change and rearrange, but there is some normalcy in this world. Different perhaps, but we are not completely in a bubble. Your thoughts hold many emotions. Congratulations Arturo, on Poem of the Day. ~ Brandy
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Date: 5/10/2021 12:47:00 AM
Some have it all...and you are one of those...love glows from deep within the heart and you can't help but say it in our words...Lovely to hear from you...Thanks Brandy.
Date: 5/9/2021 6:30:00 PM
Wow Arturo! Awesome write. I’m very fortunate that I live in a very low populated area. My life did not really change except for wearing a mask. My family got the virus but I did not. Congratulations on potd!
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Date: 5/10/2021 12:43:00 AM
Thank you, Mark... You are a man of roots...no wind or rain can easily move you, your words are firm and deep. All the best to you and yours.
Date: 5/9/2021 5:45:00 PM
We are glimpsing the light at the end of the tunnel after these long dark days, Congrats on POTD
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Date: 5/10/2021 12:40:00 AM
Thank God for that...It's been too long. And thank you, Joseph.
Date: 5/9/2021 5:40:00 PM
Congratulations Arturo on POTD. A wonderful glimpse at your POV. I was a hermit and a loner before it began so it wasn't that much of a change for me.
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Date: 5/10/2021 12:39:00 AM
In a sense. I am too...A hermit in a crowd, but deep within myself. When people around you are in fear...it's unsettling, to say the least... and these times are rough. Thanks, Daniel.
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