Connect Online Exhibition – Page 2
Please listen to the audio and read the poem at the same time.
Life goes on, for most
through a great emotional uncertainty
The birds, they are all still singing
each note for a person remembered.
We will sing again
and speak of these times,
Of the utmost dedication
and of the community that was found amid our isolation
But we should not forget
by returning to the faces of disregard
and the interests of self.
Life is to share
between us all
and with our natural world,
We know it can be.
So why don’t we, now,
For all of them
and those still giving.
After waking and hearing the dawn chorus.
Shadow of self
As I gaze from
In the hotel
Yellows that wink
In the night
But my head
And it’s already
The whole wide
As if it
In the distance
And the blue
Steam of the
Like a film
It’s all laid out,
A movie scene,
My own big
My very own clip;
I step off
To put dreams
In the meantime
I take a bow
I applaud you!
A Letter to Covid-19
Coronavirus, Covid-19, you’ve left our world reeling from droplets unseen.
No one’s protected from your ravaging path, wondering how it’ll be in the aftermath.
Scientists race to test new drugs, and volunteers work to sew more scrubs.
We’re clapping for the NHS and watching Captain Tom, why do tears come so easily?
I’m usually so strong.
I’ve yet to meet my first grandchild, and I’ve missed her first smiles,
We see you through the airwaves, but you’re oh so far in miles.
I try not to think too much incase it makes me weep; and I long to just be there and watch you while you sleep.
I can’t wait to see your sweet face and to hold you in a warm embrace.
I wonder if your sky’s like mine, and wether you’re doing just fine.
Planting tubs; tidying in a frenzy, filling time so life doesn’t seem so empty.
I try new recipes which friends will one day eat; longing for the day we can finally meet.
In my dreams I dance all night to weird and mystical themes,
Familiar faces appearing in pixelated screens.
I miss my friends so much, and I long to keep in touch.
I’ve never given hugs for free, thinking why would they want one from me?
But to all my friends both near and far I’m going to make amends,
This promise is from me to you once distancing all ends.
But could this be the silver lining, our stars so brightly shining.
Planes grounded, the air so clear; perhaps there’s a light shining here!
Dolphins now own the bay, is it time to see things a different way?
Maybe the chance has come, for the world to see what we have done.
I now believe that the simple things are the ones to treasure most,
I’d love to just sit there and be beside the coast.
I hope our hearts will join as one and we will be the same,
When this is all over and we finally meet again.