Imagine the fear of isolation
Imagine a deafening silence
Imagine a global suffering
Imagine the absence of laughter
Imagine outstretched arms
Imagine the flight of a global might
How vulnerable our whole carousel
How trembling the pounding fear
How powerful the whispered prayers
How beautiful life’s fragrant blessings
How soothing the presence of unwavering love
How frightening each day with a world in decay
How to fathom the end of eternity.
Together we’ll seep through the darkness
Together we’ll taste the encroaching light
Together the emergence of indestructible hope
Together we’ll reach for God-sent release
Together the bonding of humanity
Together we’ll rise towards mystical skies
Together, yet always alone.
Today we’ll deal with loneliness
Today the humbled sheltered life
Soon the dance of time unleashed
Soon the unfolding of miracles
Soon the joy of a relieving sigh
Soon the race for a human embrace
Soon my friend……you and I.
Hi, I’m a 67 year old native Dubliner living in Portland, Oregon.This is my first submission to Pendemic. My work has been published in The Irish Times etc. plus many journals within Ireland and the US. In 2015 I published a book of poetry titled ”Swaggerin’ Beneath the Dublin Skies”. [available via Amazon.]. Best wishes with your wonderful concept of preserving the sentiments of this Covid nightmare for future generations. Slan agus beannacht, Frank Holt.