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HOPE (1 reply)

2 years ago
imadarsh9 2 years ago

Hey Susan, many congratulations on your great initiative" FEATURED POEM OF THE WEEK", Glad to mention my entry.

Utter world under dark,

Urge of a spark.

Clouds of uncertainty,

Engulfing every vicinity!

Snatching away freedom,

Taking away happiness.

Beings are in a mess,

Wanna be back in harness!

Try and figure out change,

In indoors, there is a range.

Tighten your shoe lace,

And focus on the race.

Time to show some courage,

Without bringing that rage!

Solitary on your stance,

And mask on your face.

Precaution is the remedy,

Against the deadliest malady!

Healthy and nutritional diets,

Are other ways to fight.

Stick to the basics,

Without being shy,

And say corona bye!

Susan Katz
2 years ago
Susan Katz 2 years ago

Thank you for submitting your poem to be considered for Featured Poem of the Week.  It reminds me a bit of a "marching song" one that inspires and provides hope and unity.  I particularly liked the line - "clouds of uncertainty..." it seems a very fitting image for the times we are struggling through.  Have a very happy and creative day, Susan

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