"We Will Meet Again". The new Tier 3 lockdown rules reinstated in Manchester, UK yesterday and the various forms of physical and social distancing that are required globally has been challenging for us all. We may be experiencing various forms of emotions related to this as we grieve. Yes, we are grieving and this is normal.
As part of this grieving process we have various emotions- denial, anger, bargaining, depression and some will accept what is happening. Some of us will be anxious. We move between these various emotions, because we grieve the loss of our freedom, the times we were able to spend with family and friends, loss of a family or friend by COVID related death, loss of a planned wedding or vacation, inability to visit sick relatives in hospital, attend funerals;not being able to enjoy freshman years in university or college... among other things. As we do, it may appear that it will never end. It will.
I want to encourage us to keep on doing our parts to keep each other safe and we will meet again. Let us support each other. We will meet again. It is this that has inspired me to write this poem "We Will Meet Again".
We Will Meet Again
We will meet again as friends, brothers, sisters, countryfolk
We will walk the streets, make art, dine and dance, like we once did
Shoulders raised high; locked in kisses, embracing no more misses; heads perched to the sky, we will freely fly
Living our truth, happiness glistening like innocence through our eyes
We will meet again, again we will live
We will breathe freely, purposefully and give
Laugh ferociously unmasked and completely carefree
And my promise to you is, when this is over and we meet, I will always be me
D. Loveday Morris
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: grief ,hope