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Metropolis Abandoned: Haikus about Loneliness in the City during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Paul is an Engineer. A graduate from a Catholic University. A rebel and a romantic...

Loneliness in the City during times of Pandemic

Loneliness is a mental health concern which affected many people world-wide during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Many people ended 2019 with relief and entered 2020 with optimism. However, Covid-19 happend and the optimism had been replaced with feeling of fear and uncertainty.

Restaurants, Pubs, Movie Houses, and Coffee Shops are suddenly closed. Life changed before your eyes. The illusion of with people in a busy mall is now gone. Now you realize you are alone.



This concrete jungle
Lit by the distant blue moon
Knows you are alone.


Grass under your feet
Tells you to put on your shoes
And run away fast.


Thunder threatening
Water ecstatic...rising
Little flower drowned....


Butterflies looking
For flowers to give their Muse
Sadly they found none...


The bus is leaving
Soon the shadows will find out
That their friend is gone.


Wind makes bamboo dance
Testing her resilience
Before the storm comes.


Fame fortune all gone
Metropolis abandoned...
No more souls to sell


Go! Run like a deer!
The city is collapsing!
Leave the gold...take love!

© 2018 Paul Balagtas

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