Viral Madness

Children moan
reflect the day’s gloom

We are virus-cautious
confined indoors

While ‘I-wannas’
buzz at windowpanes

and news feeds mount
the terror – I scream

silently, pray for
uncommon patience

Pause as eagle,
soaring overhead

tips a wing my way
bids me a good day.

(Eugi’s Weekly Prompt is soaring. Image my own)


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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

35 thoughts on “Viral Madness”

      1. I’ve been reading a bit about the former Soviet Union, but also about our “true” historical past, and I think, to some degree, people have always been programmable, but with technology, we’re aware of it more. However, I do talk with people who think for themselves, and that’s refreshing. I think the media does a fantastic Marxist job of painting a picture their way, but what really goes on in people’s real life is not a Hollywood version. We all need to unplug from the propaganda, from media persuasion, think for ourselves, and let each day happen as it happens, in real time.

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  1. Lovely short couplets, VJ. I enjoy the imagery you present here, especially:
    “silently, pray for
    uncommon patience”
    Gorgeous image too! Did you draw that? I love the marks and the hue, just exquisite ❀

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  2. Screaming for patience – pretty well captures the scene we’re all in (NONE by choice!) – I scream at myself for screaming at those who seem to make matters worse. Between the inner mostly-silent spasms I glimpse humanity caught in transition … wondering where this will take us collectively … curiosity a sort of tranquilizer …

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