We are fortunate to have within our writing group some extremely talented writers and poets, one of our most talented poets is Tessa Thomson.
This is her poem about Covid 19, something that has touched all our lives in some way.
COVID – HOW OUR LIVES CHANGED
Suddenly I’m free to start something new to do.
Suddenly there’s time enough just for me and you.
Suddenly the streets are bare, the thoroughfare is clear
Suddenly we feel the fear and hold our dearest near.
It crawls amongst us night and day forming like a cloud.
Covering great swathes of land, continents in shrouds.
Shifting like the desert sands engulfing all in sight.
Quietly taking young and old fearless in its might.
Lives are lost, hearts are broke, tears seem endless too.
Cloudless days are not enough to see this drama through.
Gathered round our sets at night we see the totals grow.
Watching tales of gallant folk whose lives have been laid low.
Masked and gloved our heros work to stem the tide of loss.
People dying all too soon as if a coin were tossed.
In our sadness, in our grief we care for those at hand.
Helping neighbors, giving now support throughout the land.
Time will come when all will be not normal as before.
For we are changed forever now. For now we know the score.
But in our hearts and with each one together we will know,
That desperate times will see us all put on the greatest show.