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.