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Saturday, 6 February 2021

PANDEMIC

Within the grip of deadly pandemic
the dying suffer, beyond help of medic
or concept of luck; gasping for breath,
each personal effect will soon become relic.

Their lives almost done, the final task
is to say "goodbye" beneath stifling mask
before the inevitable coma overcomes
the will to pray and for miracle ask.

A unit in Critical Care painted blue -
the shade they deem a healing hue -
appears to be failing to fulfill it's role.
In these upsidedown times, is anything true?

The image of a ward on the TV screen,
so very heart-rending and tragic a scene,
profoundly touches my heart until
at this hateful virus in angst I scream.

Antiseptic's aroma fills the air -
though none is here -  I stumble to a chair
before I faint, overcome by the horror
of so much death and emotion laid bare.

Though these poor Souls are not my kin,
I feel all their anguish deep within
and mourn their passing, every one.
How I wish we could soon this battle win.

So I place all my faith in a prophecy made
by our Ancestors back in a darker Age:
that, when under threat, Arthur will return
to quash the invader with his trusted knights' aid.

Oh could it be truth? Or just wishful thought?
Well I happen to believe what in youth I was taught.
It's worth a try - with so many lives lost,
our victory's already been too dearly bought.

    

King Arthur







57 comments:

  1. It is sad to see the pandemic victim chart continue to grow in almost all countries ... , i don't know when it will be finished.
    May we all always be healthy, my friend YGRaine.

    The picture of Arthur is beautiful.

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    1. Indeed it is so sad, really gets inside your head if you dwell on it too long, doesn't it!😒
      I guess all we can do is stay strong and help each other in any way we can...
      Thank you so much for your friendship and support...it truly means so much to me.😊😊
      So happy you like the painting!

      Take care and stay safe.

      A Hug.

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  2. The Poem has three semantic units: the sad present with the awful deaths, the vast past and the future that hides a surprise.
    The Poetic Conception is wonderful and highly symbolic.
    The Poem is the answer to the anxiety we all feel.
    Poetry will win in the end. And you will have contributed a lot to the victory.

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    1. Oh WOW, I really, really appreciate that...thank you so much.😊😊
      This extreme sadness I feel...just had to be expressed - for the sake of my sanity...

      Take care, my friend...and stay safe.

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  3. The powerlessness of wishing this pandemic away.
    The void where we try to hide praying that this horrible disease will not find us. The childish desire to hide under the bed until the danger passes...I welcome King Arthur and the knights of the round table to save and protect us.

    Beautiful and excellently written my dear and lovely soul sister.

    Is that your painting of King Arthur? I Know that you have the talent for it to be.

    Lots of Love and Big Hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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    1. Dearest Soul Sister...oh WOW...your kind words have truly touched my heart!
      I guess there is a strange kind of comfort in the fact that, globally, we are all experiencing identical fears and anxieties. We dread going outside, and turn to Ancestral Archetypes to place out faith and hope in!
      But, oh how I wish I were sitting with you now and enjoying a mug of coffee ☕☕ How wonderful that would be!!😊😊
      Yes, I painted the watercolour last September.

      Take care and stay safe, dearest Jan...you are so very special to me!πŸ’–

      All my love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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    1. It is a pleasure...and thank you so much!!😊😊 xxx

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  5. Wonderfully portrayal of these trying times for way too many.

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    1. Many thanks, Anthony...I really appreciate that.😊😊

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  6. Heartbreaking. All of those myriad numbers we hear repeated are names to someone. Names who are sadly missed.

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    1. It is so heartbreaking, isn't it...and makes us all feel incredibly helpless.πŸ™
      Here's hoping with all my heart that the vaccine will eventually eradicate this lethal foe forever...although I have to admit to harbouring serious doubts...πŸ˜•
      Thank you so much, dear friend.😊😊

      Much love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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  7. Boa tarde minha amiga. A pandemia afeta o mundo e todas as famΓ­lias.

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    1. Indeed...we are all affected by this dreadful pandemic in some way. If something positive is to eventually come from this shared experience...then I hope it will be for all of humanity to unite together in mutual respect and understanding, and to learn to value life!
      Well, I guess we can live in hope!
      Many thanks.😊😊

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  8. Thank you, this is so well written.
    These times are not easy and so many have lost dear ones.

    I am hopeful there may be light at the end of the tunnel and later this year we will return to a more normal way of life, although I am still not too sure what 'normal' will be.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Oh thank you, Jan...so much!😊😊
      Indeed it does make you wonder exactly what the new "normal" will look like, doesn't it?!
      Still, the most important thing is to stop, or at the very least slow this horrendous death rate.

      Have a great afternoon!

      Hugs xxx

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  9. My sweet Ygraine,
    Our lives went into an epilogue, but not in the end. We will struggle to recover our blank page and start rewriting our history, away from this malignant virus.
    May health professionals, along with science and us from information agencies, be the front line to permanently sweep this virus out of the world.
    Many kisses and continue taking care of your health, my dear friend.

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    1. And what an amazing job all of you in the front line are doing...you are our true Heroes!
      I do think, though, that you journalists are the unsung Heroes. You risk your lives to bring truth to us...while we are tucked up in our homes, away from danger...and I truly can't thank you enough.
      But please PLEASE take care, my amazing friend...and stay safe.
      Many Kisses xxx

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  10. Sending Love And Light - Another Well Written Gem

    Cheers

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    1. Oh thank you so much...I truly appreciate that!😊😊

      Sending Love and Light back...and a Hug of Friendship!

      Cheers πŸ‘

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  11. Ygraine, your poem is so beautifully written my friend!

    PS I was in much turmoil as I'm sure you know, but no longer! I'M BACK!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, my friend!😊😊
      Yes, I totally understand what you have been going through...and you have been always in my thoughts.
      Please stay safe and positive...and always be true to yourself. Never forget...you are an amazing person, exactly as you are!😊😊

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  12. I hope it will finally end soon, such a difficult time we live in! Stay safe and healthy everyone!

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    1. Yes, I guess all we can do at this time is... hope!
      Many thanks, my friend. 😊😊
      Please take care and stay safe too.

      Hugs xxx

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  13. yes almost done.. we waiting for that. waiting for victory!

    happy weekend my friend

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    1. Here's to that victoryπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š

      Have a super day!

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    2. I just need to count the days, but I also don't know how long to count them lol

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    3. Never a truer sentiment uttered, my friend!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  14. Yes, I also feel so sad during this pandemic. see victims falling due to this one virus.
    Now all humans who are still alive have only one type of enemy, namely the covid 19 virus. Until when will this pandemic end? No one knows.
    It all depends on the destiny of human life. But we must try to fight the virus in this fierce battle. May good luck be on our side. Never stop praying. Take care of yourself there. Stay healthy and stay safe there good friend Ygraine ..
    Have a wonderful week.
    A friendly hug.
    Regards

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    1. Thank you so much, my dear friend!
      Yes, I guess all we can do is be strong and fight this as best we can...and to be grateful for each and every day we remain alive!!😊😊

      Look after yourself and have a lovely week.

      Hugs xxx

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  15. the current pandemic has had an unprecedented impact across the globe

    If we do go out to offer support or help to others, always follow social distancing guidelines when we are outside our home

    stay safe always dear Ygraine my friend ��

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    1. It really has...and in a strange way, it appears to be bringing people closer together, as we all unite together to fight it.
      Who knows, maybe it will even prove to be a turning point globally...and there may be less wars because people value life more! Well, we can live in hope, I guess!!
      Thank you so much, my dear friend!😊😊

      Stay safe and happy!

      Hugs xxx

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    1. Indeed!! Here's hoping it is over soon...
      Many thanks xxx

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  17. you painted the scenario poignantly dearest Ygraine !

    despite of the threat govt has opened everything including academic institutions ,i agree that place is left for Pray and hope along with individual effort to save the day
    health ,peace and happiness to you my talented friend!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, dearest Baili!😊😊
      I know...I sometimes look at our government and think "what on earth are you doing?"...they make the most absurd decisions, when it is obvious to everyone else that they will never work!πŸ™„

      Take care and stay safe, my beautiful friend πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

      Much love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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  18. I turn on the light. The neighbor next door greets him. He has just celebrated his son's 100th anniversary. A young doctor who is the pride of our village. This pandemic is terrible.

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  19. Our reality is stranger than fiction.
    Amalia
    xo

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  20. Dear Ygraine we really live hard times with this pandemic many lives and many sufferings. You like always write amnazing about all!
    send you love and hugs and take care dear Ygraine!

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  21. Will King Arthur come to save us in the form of a vaccine?
    I think that this virus will remain forever like the flu virus and so vaccines will have to be adapted at least annually according to the virus's mutations. So just one king will not be enough, many armies will be needed.
    Your excellent poem is a cry of despair, which is identical to that of many people who no longer know what to do to survive in the face of another pandemic, the economic one.
    Have a nice weekend, dear Ygraine. Stay safe.
    Kisses.

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  22. lets pray for a better world ya.. stay safe my dear :)

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  23. Precious Ygraine ,wanted to let you know that i just saw ,read and respond to your comment on my previous post if you are interested
    hugs and blessings!

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  24. Sadly, however sharp the blade (and we know Excalibur to be very sharp), it can do nothing against a disease.

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  25. It is sad to see so many deaths and so much sickness around the world :( We are very lucky here people are doing the right thing as much as they can and we are relatively safe - I hope that we get the virus under control in other parts of the world too!

    Hope that you had a nice weekend :) It was a bit hot and humid here but we still managed to get out to the park :)

    Away From Blue

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  27. Awesome post....god bless you 😊

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  28. Dear Ygraine,
    Your absence is really unbearable. I hope that everything is fine and that you are preparing an impressive and emotional return.

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  29. Quietly stopping by and sending my good wishes.

    All the best Jan

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  30. Ygraine, my good friend, I really miss you, I sure hope you're doing well!

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  31. Dear Ygraine hope you are doing well, miss you dear friend!!

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  32. Amazing poem. I just hope all will be well in the months to come.

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  33. So well written! We will get through this!!! Big Hugs!

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