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A Poem For The End Of 2020

A poem for the end of 2020

You’ll stay in our minds

This year has been tragic for reasons we know.

It brought us together, ironically so. 

 

We’ve discovered our hearts,

Neglected our minds,

Lost loved ones,

Yet … Learned to be kind.

 

John, Shirley and Earl,

We left you behind.

Covid stole you away,

But you’ll stay in our minds.

 

We found local heroes providing great care,

It’s so reassuring to have you all there,

By making it easier for us all to bare,

Knowing you love us

And sharing our fears.

 

For the HEROES that save us

And those who have past,

Our hugs are eternal,

Your legacy lasts.

 

Paul, Samba and David,

We left you behind.

Covid stole you away,

But you’ll stay in our minds.

 

We stood on our steps and clapped for the brave;

Listened to Lisa, raising our game

By tackling our mindset

Laying a smile on our face

Helping #midweekmaurice define all our aims.

 

Ruth, Bernard and Rav,

We left you behind.

Covid stole you away,

But you’ll stay in our minds.

 

We’ve missed people, noise, good grub

And chats with a bloke we don’t know in the pub.

 So, we look to next year and the skies up above,

And hope that the vaccine will be sent with love.

 

Go find a friend that you’ve missed or you’ve lost. 

Call distant relations and don’t count the cost. 

 

Eileen, Paul and Rondolfo,

We left you behind.

Covid stole you away,

But you’ll stay in our minds.

 

It’s better to move forward than to turn or hide;

To keep your eyes focused and let hope be our guide.

Because hope is not gone, as life comes in three’s:

The past, the present and the yet-to-be’s.

 

Yes, the past is written and gone from our lives,

So it’s time to look forward and dry all our eyes.

 

A New Year is a new start.

It can turn cries into smiles,

If you believe in yourself and dismiss the fake lies.

 

Sue, Alan and Sylvia,

We left you behind.

Covid stole you away,

But you’ll stay in our minds.

 

Take a step in your mind that you feel is outrageous,

The bravery you show will be hugely contagious.

My message of hope is not just for the brave.

It’s for the elderly too, who can teach us their ways.

 

So believe in yourself and the how, not the who.

Your dreams can come true through all that you do!

 

May your New Year be bright

And let your heartache be light

Shut out the dark and embrace what’s right.

Remember the ones we have left behind.

Their beauty and footprint will stay in our minds.