Things look bleak,
The cloud are grey
It preys on the weak and it’s likely here to stay
Everyone, everywhere seems to fervently pray
What worries me more is how much more death and destruction this will bring?
All this certainty we’ve taken for granted so long
Has been turned on its head quickly
And when it’s all said and done, will we be able to go back to what used to be?
There will be fights for toilet paper on the streets and then for food
Somehow priorities seem to have changed
Just being able to go for a walk now seems so distant, almost a luxurious memory
Then there’s those around the world who are paying the price,
As those who couldn’t make decisions fast enough waited till the situation unraveled
While others had to stand guard to help and serve and do the right thing.
In some cases doing the right thing meant being torn away from family and risking getting infected by going to work so people wouldn’t starve hungry
In other cases, it meant staying home so that those who couldn’t afford the luxury to wouldn’t have to pay the price for your insolence
In other cases it meant making that delivery, boarding that flight, going back to work at the hospital, factory, delivering that mail
In other cases, it meant not gathering 20 of your friends in a 6 foot wide circle gathering – it’s a pandemic not a pool party – Stay home, stay home, the rest begged and pleaded and asked nicely too, but some just didn’t listen
And then it did, it unraveled and it was too late and history marked the occasion and sealed our fates.
But after we go through all of it and the fittest survived, mankind realized that they were really ashes and dust and no more than that.
Mother Nature healed some of her 100+ year old scars.
Then she quietly showed us there’s better ways for us to be living
To let her be and she will in return let us be.