Holding on amidst of everything happening on our world today. The pandemic and its realities.
We’re running the same streets, one day
Of March, it was the start of the another
Decade, supposed to be the start of
Spring; long cold months were
About to end; yet one morning,
It was the colds and cough
That made another season of
winter, not the other way around.
Too long, that no one experienced
Summer solstice nor fall, even
The greens of spring.
All homes became prisons,
There were well – lit
And warm, but mostly picked
Some twigs from snow
And manage to make a fire.
But there were chilling to death,
Lost even the twigs around their
Homes. That’s when homes
No longer a home.
No one was exempted from
Becoming a prisoner,
Some were prisoners of
Irresponsibility and greed of
Humankind, they’re panting
for making others breathe.
Lots were imprisoned by hunger,
and incompetence and still,
by magic and rabbit hat tricks.
When cure was attracted by gold
Bars, and those with pennies, were
Sitting on the cold blood stained
Floors of the facilities, waiting for
A little mercy.
Whilst, some want to go out
Of their homes, there were
Desperately want to go home.
While, some are sick of
The faces of their co-prisoners,
Heroes were longing to see
Their smiles and warm hugs.
When others hate to cover
Their mouths, there were some
Who need to make their mouths
Covered in order to live, to avoid
Being burnt alone, on the ground
With ashes of others.
With it, another disease fired up
Irrespective of whether
Faces were covered, but are colored
Someone could grab the hair, and
Blame all the hate, smash
Their faces just because,
they were born.
Long cold winter days
Are still counting, but a little
Warmer now, neighbors’ eyes
Are visible; a look of someone still
Trying to survive the cold, yet
Eyes making a smile, a signal
That they’re fine, trying
To hold on, hoping,
That this prolonged winter
Come to its end;
When even just coughing won’t
Add up to months, and smiles
Are as bright as sun
Seeping thru the greens
Of spring. ~~
© 2021 Kathrine S
Kathrine S (author) on June 29, 2021:
Thank you so much for your feedback, Rawan and John.
Rawan Osama from Egypt on June 28, 2021:
John Hansen from Queensland Australia on June 28, 2021:
Poignant and powerful. Thank you for sharing, Kathrine.