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(This is NOT about the virus)- We

We’ll get there 

One way or another 

And we’ll learn 

Along the way 

And 

we won’t forget 

What it felt like 

We won’t do this 

To other people 

 

We will learn 

And we will 

Remember 

And when 

We’re 

HERE

Again 

Passing ourselves 

On the way back 

We’ll think 

A little more carefully 

Behave 

A little more responsibly

And help ...

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The Prisoner

 

I feel 

Like I’m wearing 

A suit 

Sometimes 

Like my hands are 

Gloves 

Like my skin is

cloth 

And I want 

Only 

To peel it all 

Off 

Reveal 

The blood

The sinews 

The muscle 

The fat 

The bones 

Because 

That’s what 

We are 

After all 

And maybe 

All we can hope 

Is 

To not be seen

As 

A blubbering mess

On th...

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The Fairy’s Tale

 

There is a place 

Where the stories 

are real

And their tellers 

Are not 

Where the dreamers

Lay awake 

And the lovers 

Wrap and unwrap 

Like beautifully crumpled 

Unwanted presents

Where people 

can fly

And animals 

can talk 

Where the flowers and trees 

Cry 

At the loss of their leaves 

And the snapping of 

Their branches 

Where th...

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Bubbles of speech

Sometimes 

You don’t realise 

It is you

Who talks 

Or doesn’t talk

Never me 

And when 

That 

Silence 

Echoes between us 

It is 

Your 

Silence 

Not mine 

For I 

Never 

Spoke 

In the first 

Place 

And so 

You look at me 

With those tired 

Eyes 

And listen 

Expectantly 

For words 

Which I could never 

Speak 

For it is...

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These times

These times 

Are hard

And tonight 

I’m tired

We have to

Make decisions 

Think 

On our feet 

Roll out the 

Carpet 

And walk on it 

With our footprints 

Mapping out

Our future 

Before we can 

See it 

Though 

Our 

Footsteps 

Echo 

Forwards 

Determining 

Which way 

We go next

The easy

Option 

Is to drink

Drink again

Dr...

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Mechanics

Everything in life
Has its place
Every person in life
Have their time 
Don't hold on 
When you should 
Let go
Don't let go
When you should
Hold on
Don't panic 
And fight battles
Which don't yet exist
Don't be defeated
By wars 
That others believe 
They have already won
Don't turn the fields 
Of glorious destiny
Into battle grounds 
Of failed misery
And remember always
That be...

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