WHAT WILL YOU REMEMBER?
Virions swim and spread through the air, taking refuge in a person’s body
Humans pull those they love close, hosting them in their hearts
The chaos that’s swarming around them, like bee’s round a hive
Provoking the putting up of borders, and walls, splitting parts
Separated from things that they know, their friends, their families, the lives that they live,
Humans can use the time to reflect from within.
They can dance. They can dream. They can listen more deeply,
Knowing the virus will soon get sleepy
The Earth had given them time to pause and think, to stop before they all reached the brink.
To rid the small annoyances that push on their mind day to day
To question their faith, their morals, what they believe
And to call that person, ring them and say ‘I love you’ and wish they said it more every day.
They have time to stop and observe the crumbling society
Where money put kindness at the back of their minds,
Where numbers one to nine ran across their eyes like flashing signs,
And the value of life was measured in gold coins
We can breathe, and be grateful, for each breath, that we take,
As we realise that health is the best gift – one that money can’t make.
As the pollution is drained from the sky and the sea
We must not forget, at the end what did this time teach me?