clean air, clean water
Help thy Neighbour
animalistic shopping frenzy
no toilet paper, anywhere to be found
resorting to crocheting
Let the Seniors shop first!
yet, respite from obligations
unemployment: bills piling up: taxes due, oil tank empty
kids arguing…bored out of their gourds
Homeschooling – You have GOT to be kidding!
Friends pitching in
books, soup, muffins and uplifting words
(at a safe distance)
no social gatherings
not even the Calabogie Blues and Ribfest – wha?
to planes to board
stranded in Borneo or Bali
not SO bad
hobbit community in NZ
not SO bad
wash hands with tea tree oil 60 seconds every 20 minutes
wipe taps, door knobs and metal handles
Lysol, Clorox, gotchya covered
so sorry, just suffer with that abscess
didn’t want that root canal anyway
friendly (overworked) paramedics
got too many patients!
compassion, understanding, tolerance and patience
warm liquids, vitamin C, zinc
keep throat moisturized, boost immune system
work from home
be your own boss
homeless more at risk
not so much
incarcerated at mucho risk
let them free
pick up groceries
lonely, desperate Seniors
As a published poet, in “Honouring Indigenous Women: Hearts of the Nations” volume 2, and as a Storytelling/Author of a number of (yet-to-be published) myth-based children’s books, and numerous other poems, Ms. Della-Picca has performed numerous Poetry and Prose Readings, including at the Bonnechere Union Public Library, Engine House Coffeehouse, (Bonnechere) Valley Voices, ONECommunity centre, a number of the “Take Back the Night” events, (in Renfrew county and the city of Ottawa), “Voices of Survivors”, December 6th Vigils, Vigils for Murdered and Missing Aboriginal Women and other related community events. Roberta has had visual art exhibits in Arts Court (through the Ottawa Council for the Arts), at the University of Ottawa, (through the Women’s Worlds International conference), in the Orange Gallery (through Minwaashin Lodge’s “Journey Women” project), at a Creative Arts conference at Concordia University, at the Opening of the play, “Where the Blood Meets” in Montreal, and at Shinwauk Residential School’s Exhibit at Algoma University, in Sault Ste. Marie, among others. She also has performed in the All-Ab original version of “King Lear” and “Louis Riel” at the National Arts Centre and in the “Vagina Monologues” at the National Art Gallery and the Bronson Centre on a number of occasions; She has been part of a couple of Women’s Hand Drum groups, and has performed on numerous occasions, including at the Museum (named at the time) of Civilization.