So much to look forward to A vacation A cruise A big birthday Plans are made. It’s January 2020 It’s a new dawn A new decade I’m feeling inspired. It’s only weeks later And we’ve opened a door A door to loneliness Addicted to the news. I look through my window Day after day With a sense of separation A sense of void. Fearful of the stranger The stranger with a mask But wait I have one too. Our days are long and boring. Nowhere to go No-one to talk to No human contact Sadness and loneliness overtake me. As I look through my window The window that no one passes I lay down my head and pray Pray that this horrible dream Will end soon. I open my eyes again And see the sunrise At a small corner of the window The sun rises There is hope. --Rosie Riviera-Lopez
Rosie Riviera-Lopez is an artist and educator who lives in Port Hope. She and her husband moved to Northumberland County from nearby Durham region in 2020. They have spent a lot of time discovering Northumberland’s many attributes.
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Thank you for this, Rosie. It’s good to be hopeful, especially now.
Thank you Carol we certainly need hope for brighter days.
thank you for your comment we certainly need hope for brighter days
Great job! A poet at heart
Your words echo in my heart! So relatable.