A glimpse of a day during the Pandemic

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I am told to keep things in perspective,
as sounds of early traffic are replaced
by dead silence.
Coffee waters this town, a million cups filled
then dropped,
as people stay home– reading books, brushing up on skills
despite the horror,
a situation which seems never-ending, glued to television.
I greet the day,
listening as white-heaven bound birds continue to grace me
with their presence,
and look out the window to see cassia trees sway boldly
in the wind–
I wash the dishes and mop the floor,
write poems
as I sip another concluded day and rest my head on a pillow.
Strike me with your words full of warmth,
your eyes unremitting in their viridian desire
and hope;
strike my ruby lips with your own,
until the bedlam stops: until the bedlam stops.

 

 

 

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Skylover Wordlist: Strike πŸ’

Posted for Weekly Scribblings @ Poets and Storytellers United

Comments

  1. Yes, it’s a strange kind of madness. There is indeed horror out there, with so many deaths, and yet in our isolated homes life seems so non-eventful. Thank goodness for trees through the window, reading, TV, and coffee!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  2. I agree with Rosemary, Sanaa, it’s a strange kind of madness, one we’ve never had to deal with before. We are all familiar with the silence, but out here in the countryside, although less frequent, I still hear tractors. Like me, you relieve the monotony with a view outside the window of trees and birds. The ending of your poem is full of longing and passion.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  3. Rommy says:

    The quiet is hard to those used to a world filled with hustle and bustle. I don’t know when it all will truly end (or even when the first attempts at recovery will happen and how those will look) but someday it will.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hopefully! πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by, Rommy πŸ’„β€οΈ

  4. gillena Cox says:

    Its like you went to sleep and is still dreaming, I pinch myself every now and then

    Happy creative Wednesday Sanaa

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena πŸ™‚ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

      much love …

  5. Life has become a communal nightmare with instances of routine (and even delights) thrown between the terrors. It is good to keep the good in mind, to remember what is now gone (even if temporarily), to focus as much time as we can on the faces that brew smiles out of our hearts, and the voices that remain clear to us (even during the bedlam).

    I really like this one, Sanaa.

  6. Sanaa says:

    Thank you so much, Magaly πŸ˜€ I am glad to know that the words spoke to you and agree that it is good to keep the good in mind πŸ’„β€οΈ

  7. The madness continues, but it will end…The mantra I keep saying to myself. Love your poem. It describes the pandemic lifestyle we are living with poetic beauty.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  8. Old Egg says:

    We are lucky as writers Sanaa to be able to enter our own worlds in our imaginations and be creative to relieve us of the stress.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin πŸ™‚ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  9. Helen says:

    In spite of it all, your poem lifted my spirits and no doubt those of anyone reading it.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Helen πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  10. …until the bedlam stops. Oh bring us the day!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Ron πŸ’„β€οΈ

  11. Your poem says to me that tenderness can still—and must—happen in a time of plague. Sweet, life-giving, life-saving tenderness.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, MMT πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  12. Wendy Bourke says:

    A wonderful piece of prose writing … relatable, authentic and eloquently penned. Great job on this, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Wendy πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  13. Silence and bedlam. A daily juxtaposition perhaps? There is hope and there will be an end. Be of good cheer!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Absolutely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Joel πŸ’„β€οΈ

  14. Sara McNulty says:

    Wonderful thoughts, Sanaa! Coffee, books, writing. You make staying inside sound warm and cozy.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

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