Nature comes alive again and bursts into bloom, encouraging us to move forward with vigor and determination.
Awakening of our senses and resuming a form of normality in our daily lives.
The Summer breezes waft through our lives again
After the pain and grey filled days
Of news that repeated itself over and over
Claiming many lives, we all ran for cover
separated from friend or foe
we became isolated in our homes
as if caught in the snow
Lying dormant like a seed waiting for that summer glow
When you thought it would all end
The news became awful
and it became the trend
To discuss the graphs of countries and the dead.
All the while the sun still rose and the sun still set
Humankind kept the faith and forged on
loving each other and doing what they could
to stop the spread
Masked men and women walking to shops
Some food parcels to others they dropped
at doorsteps and lonely places
where the sick were propped
Only the prayers of a nation on their knees
hoping for an answer to prayers for families in need.
I never knew what a war was like but this was bad
Now I have felt the suffering deep within my heart
Tasting the tears and tasting the smart.
No doubt the summers will appear again and the singing of the dove
Till then I will open my heart and love and encourage those who mourn
I will wait expectantly for the dawn.
Waiting for a brighter dawn and a new beginning to appear, over the horizon of our lives.
Keep on Keeping On - Never give up on your dreams and aspirations
Diana Carol Abrahamson (author) from Somerset West on August 21, 2021:
Thanks John. Yes when will it all be over, is the burning question. Hope and pray it will be sooner than later:)
John Hansen from Gondwana Land on August 20, 2021:
It is such a difficult situation, Diana. As you say, much like experiencing a war, but a war against a virus. There will be a light at the end of the tunnel, but when I don't know.
Diana Carol Abrahamson (author) from Somerset West on August 20, 2021:
It is so frustrating when you think you are out of the woods and then there is another repeat on the news of high statistics in your city.
Feel so sorry for the nurses and doctors.Past exhaustion.
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on August 19, 2021:
No doubt it felt like we were in a war suffering in isolation.
We've come along way, but I fear it's coming back again.
I really don't like going backwards.
Diana Carol Abrahamson (author) from Somerset West on August 19, 2021:
Yes Peggy, We all have been affected in one way or another. Actually very weary too :)
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on August 19, 2021:
You have certainly described the ravages and impact of this pandemic. I think that we all look forward to better days ahead. May those who have lost loved ones be comforted by others as they go forward in the days to come.