Just when you want to give up – a smile comes

That was not what you saw in your dream – happy!

Nope, not the gloom and drumbeats of tears

neither the falling of brothers and sisters

to an unpredictable virus with infinite appetite for victims.

We witness yet again

How angels walk among us – in various ways

holding our fragile selves together

rekindling hope, building hope!

Through music some sing us breathe

healthcare workers holding turfsoldiering the fight

and many other angels in this health quagmire dare

rekindling hope, building hope!

Your plans were not to see love ones depart into shadows

be at the mercy of respirators – suffocating

their days numbered by the probability of exposure

age a recipe of fear – seniors the prey

in gloomy mood confined.

But though gloomy it seems thus far

And tears in rivers flow

We should hold ourselves together

And smile to each other – happy!

Continue rekindling hope, building hope!

Poem by Alpha Bedoh Kamara

Categories: Haunted dreams: The Issues, Human interest

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