Out Of The Shadows #CoronaVerses

A prompt this morning in a writing group I am a member of, on Facebook, resulted in these words…

Out of the shadows, it crept
I watched through the window and nearly wept
“Finally, you’re here!”
Then I actually shed a tear
A figure, covered from head to toe
Arms filled with boxes, bags and so
Upon my doorstep, they were placed
Then back, the figure raced
I tentatively opened the door
And knew I’d be hungry no more
Locked in self-isolation prison
I’d been worrying about getting provision
But the angel that lives next door
Has been my lifeline, and more
I looked up, and there he stood
He tentatively lifted his hood
A socially distanced smile reached out to me
“You need anything, just call me.”
Something good that’s come out of all this
We’ve reached out to people we’d usually miss
The elderly and the young
New friendships have sprung.
Ritu 2020
stay home

38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennie
    Apr 06, 2020 @ 12:26:43

    Well said!

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  2. willowdot21
    Apr 04, 2020 @ 13:47:40

    Absolutely beautiful Ritu and so true 💜💜💜💜

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  3. Maria Mocha
    Apr 03, 2020 @ 04:28:21

    The pandemic can bring out the best and worst in people. I hope humanity can highlight the best and keep it that way when hopefully all of this calms down.

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  4. Elizabeth
    Apr 02, 2020 @ 22:49:51

    It’s so nice when we find kindness when we least expect. This crisis is showing us a hidden side of many. Some good and others not so good. Stay safe!

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  5. Erika
    Apr 02, 2020 @ 20:09:28

    That’s what is more and more happening naturally everywhere 💖

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  6. Midnightlion
    Apr 02, 2020 @ 17:19:32

    Lovely post!

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  7. dearanonymousfriend
    Apr 02, 2020 @ 17:06:37

    so beautiful!

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  8. John W. Howell
    Apr 02, 2020 @ 17:05:54

    I enjoyed the poem and would hope such consideration would continue when we are out from under the virus’ boot.

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  9. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Apr 02, 2020 @ 16:30:30

    inclusion bred of seclusion

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  10. Stine Writing
    Apr 02, 2020 @ 16:19:50

    I agree with every word and I do hope that this thoughtfulness continues even after isolation is lifted.

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  11. charlypriest
    Apr 02, 2020 @ 16:04:43

    I have an idea.
    You could do the teaching through internet.

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