The Day – Poetry in a Pandemic: Protecting COVID
What a vortex of wonder
From emotions that determine the range
From fear to sadness
From tears to hugs
Limited, of course
For those you live with
Not everyone you love.
Strength comes from above.
When you feel things pull on your heart
Take another arrow
From the media
From your friends
Will it ever end?
Everyone has an opinion
Your own rules.
Updates every day
We’re back to school.
Who am I following?
What is safe
Could a hug endanger your life?
And others would criticize tisk tisk.
Every meeting is all about numbers and the environment.
Outside? Within? What should it be?
And for God’s sake
Please put on a mask!
Corona is getting annoying, she said.
And I’m not talking about the beer.
But I’m afraid of the bars.
I cannot visit inside
Do you wanna run and hide?
About people, places and things
That brought earlier
So much luck.
Hungry for a hug
Quality time that feels right.
Summer brought warm hikes at a distance of two meters.
Winter brought cold stools if the eyes were wise.
Let’s exchange gifts even though it’s cold.
When we are warm and cozy
Are hungry for.
Sarah Lombardo lives in Stonington and has made the most of the pandemic. She said she enjoyed brightening up her clients’ days on the phone from the comfort of their home and winning a scholarship to use tablets so their clients could feel more connected in virtual groups.
The Times offers local readers the opportunity to share their poems written during or related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. To make a contribution, send an email to [email protected].