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Two poems in response to the Lockdown

Two poems in response to the Lockdown

Michelle Fuller and Andreea

 Migrant Voice -
 Migrant Voice - Two poems in response to the Lockdown

The following poem was written in November 2019. Reading it now, it seems to speak directly to the current state of the world and where we are as a collective consciousness.

Stuck in a cycle
By Michelle Fuller (Nov2019)

 

As it was told to me;
In a place filled with giants and ogres,
Where the ground cracked beneath every boot,
And the air smelled of decay.
Where LIFE itself did not enter.

In this place, the many were born one in division.

Their energy extracted to build.
They laboured and laboured,
Exhausted - they no longer resisted,
But began giving themselves away.

Further and further apart they grew.

Losing sight of each other,
As they could no longer see themselves.
LIFE decided to hover
And waited with bated breath.

Wanting to step in, but knowing,
life as they know it – would be no more.
She patiently waited hoping they remembered,
But they grew further apart.

Sucked dry. Building. Burning.
The giants and ogres grew fatter and fatter.
And life in division grew into a web – 
Turning cells into cells.

It flowed in and out of itself.

The old became new 
And the new got old.
In and out of itself,
Stuck in a cycle.

Sucked dry. Building. Burning.
LIFE decided to hover
And waited with bated breath.
As the body kept falling apart.

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THE WORLD WAS PUT ON PAUSE,
BUT YOU CAN’T PUT FEELINGS ON HOLD!
FOR THOSE NOT LUCKY ENOUGH TO HOLD YOUR LOVED ONES, 
PLEASE HOLD ON TO YOUR HOPES!


These unprecedented times are full with uncertainty, and isolation can be a lot worse when on your own away from your loved ones! However the key to sanity is to keep good spirits and a positive state of mind. 

How to do it? We already know all this will end at some point, so do things you love to help you cope with the situation better, whether is cooking, writing, dancing, singing, exercise, you know better what is that puts a smile on your face.

With a lot of time on your hands, you could learn something you’ve always wanted, but never found the right moment for it. The moment is NOW! 

You can have some ‘Me Time’ without regrets.

Be positive and pass on the positivity

Stay informed, but watching news once a day is more than enough!

Nothing is stronger than optimism, share it with all your dear ones!

STAY SAFE, AND STAY INDOORS!