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QUARANTINE TIMES: POEM FOR OUR TIMES

Updated: Aug 6


I watch as the menacing orb of darkness

swirls around me

I sprint down a stony path only to see that

A dead end lies ahead,

An end more fearsome than everyone had anticipated,

No escape from this disastrous reality

What has happened to my life?

Why are there lives disappearing in thin air?

Why can’t people live the same way as before?

The ground rumbles as I slip into a dark abyss,

An abyss that no one has survived

Until now....

When I open my eyes, I see a light,

A bright light swirling around me

That was when I knew that

it rose from the darkness

Fresh and new

I have come to realize

That this was a lesson to learn

For all of us


Perhaps this hard time has made us all

Better people

We have learned to be grateful

For all the wonderful things and memories we have

We learned to reconnect

To our loved ones and put aside our busy runabouts

We learned to be courageous

And do what we are afraid to do most

We learned to protect the Earth

The air is crispier and cleaner,

The waters are clearer and shinier,

The trees are breathing and becoming alive.

Most of all, we have learned to love To understand that we are all united By humanity And that we should love each other No matter who we are or where we are from


I know that times have been rough

But let this moment be an opportunity

To create a new world

A world full of gratitude for the simplest of moments

A world full of meaningful connections

A world full of bravery and love instead of fear

A world full of interconnectedness between people and nature

A world that brings everyone together to peace and humanity


To bring goodness,

One must understand badness

To bring light,

One must understand darkness

To bring humanity,

One must open their minds to different perspectives

This is our world, we all share it together

I hope this is a moment

That creates a new collective consciousness


Though it may seem sometimes that the world is regressing,

There will always be people forwarding it

And advocating for change

Be that person

Be the change you want to see

Our decisions in the present moment

Impact our lives in the future

What you want to see, what you want to do

All starts now

This is why the time

Is always now


~~ Pen Name: Gisela Voyage (Class of '22)

LET'S BRING OUR GOODNESS TO THE FORE AND LET IT BRING LIGHT. YOUR DONATION CAN DO THIS FOR STUDENTS IN NEED DURING THESE DIFFICULT TIMES. PLEASE HELP.


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