Current Events Poem

Feelings Of Dealing With COVID-19

I used to write poems when I was in school, mainly about unrequited love. I very occasionally write them these days. Sometimes it just happens. I get a surge of inspiration. That's what's happened yesterday. I got that surge of inspiration and wrote the poem in less than 30 minutes. It's very personal to me. I have sent the poem to family and friends.

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Published: April 24, 2020

I don't know how I'm feeling.
I think I feel all right.
I'm busy doing nothing
From morning until night. 

I don't know how I'm feeling.
I left the house today.
I went to do some shopping.
I sang along the way.

I don't know how I'm feeling.
I gave the bags to mom.
We smiled and laughed and she was fine.
Then I went back home. 

I don't know how I'm feeling.
Today I'm not too sure.
The numbers keep on climbing.
Will they find a cure?

I don't know how I'm feeling.
I just don't need this stuff.
Some cake and wine and chocolate,
But boy this thing is tough. 

I don't know how I'm feeling
When I stand and clap so loud.
So grateful, happy and so sad
In the isolated crowd. 

I don't know how I'm feeling.
When will that dream job come?
I'm optimistic, hopeful,
And luckier than some. 

I don't know how I'm feeling.
I saw the news today
But only very briefly.
Why won't it go away? 

I don't know how I'm feeling.
I don't know if I'm sad.
My friends and family, they're all fine.
For that I am so glad. 

I don't know how I'm feeling,
But this I know is true.
We're all in this together.
It's me and them and you. 

Do you know how you're feeling?
You know that it's okay
To sit and cry and wonder,
To want a better day. 

Let's just hold this feeling
Of love, of light, of hope.
Let's relish all the quiet.
Be proud of how you cope. 

I don't know how I'm feeling.
I think I want to cry.
I don't - I make a coffee
And stare out at the sky. 

Today I got the feeling
That soon this will be done.
Our lives will change forever,
But look up at the sun. 

You know that deep down feeling
Of joy, of loss, of pain,
The love, the sadness and the hurt.
You'll be okay again. 

One day we'll get that feeling -
Was all this even real?
Hold onto that feeling.
In time we will all heal.



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