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Corona Virus - Shaking Hands

Rating: 5.0
Habit - definition
A behavior pattern acquired by frequent repetition.

It is hard to break a habit,
especially now at 72.

I've been shaking hands
All the days of my life.

Shaking hands with friends and strangers
Across the Chess Board of Life.
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Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: life
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
written 5: 15am,1 April 2020.Came to me while reviewing Kim Barney's poem - Avoiding The Corona.Our Human Nature will destroy us All.
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COMMENTS
Michael Walker 04 July 2020
It is hard to give up old habits, like shaking hands. A deep social custom. It's so sad.
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Kim Barney 02 April 2020
Namaste is usually spoken with a slight bow and hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointing upwards, thumbs close to the chest. This gesture is called Añjali Mudra; the standing posture incorporating it is Pranamasana. In Hinduism, it means " I bow to the divine in you" .
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Kim Barney 02 April 2020
Times have certainly changed, haven't they? I wonder if they will ever go back to the way they were. I'm going to Google Kumarmani's word " Namaste" .
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Kumarmani Mahakul 01 April 2020
Shaking hands with friends and strangers was a habit in the past and now we need to change this habit as there is chance of infection of Corona Virus. We have to maintain social distancing and we can greet friends and relatives saying Namaste joining both hands of own. Namaste is Indian method of greeting others. Corona has provoked thought. We should remain safe. This is a brilliant poem shared.
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Mahtab Bangalee 01 April 2020
Oh Covid-19 has come To make forget the sympathy to each other
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