Free Verse, Poetry by Sarah, Scribblings by Sarah

The World After

Adrian Swancar on Unsplash https://unsplash.com/photos/72El6N0cmj4

We shake our heads in disbelief
With eyes wide open shut
Our mouths yet still have plenty to say
When will it be enough?

Conspiracy! It’s just fake news
And what about our rights?
Yet COVID hears no words of peace
Continuing its blight

The world after this so far away
Solutions many but none
Cities crumble, people lost
Survival’s the rule of thumb

We’re losing our humanity
Capacity to care
We need to work together
Because none of this is fair

We shake our heads in disbelief
With eyes wide open shut
Our mouths yet still have plenty to say
When will it be discussed?

By Sarah ©2021

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Photo Challenge #376 and Tale Weaver, 5 August 2021

3 thoughts on “The World After”

  1. Your linking of the image from the photo challenge, and the theme of the tale weaver prompt is excellent. We are shaking our heads, seeing ourselves coming and going. What could come out of this is a better world. But as you suggest, this is tenuous unless we all start to care. Well done.

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  2. The tenuous hope of a better world that hangs in the balance; and what may tip the scale is our ability to care. So very true; at once encouraging and disheartening when we see what is happening. Thank you for sharing your tale 🙏🏻

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