Michael’s poem – life during COVID-19
Michael Byrne shares his poem on COVID-19 as part of our Humans of Scotland series.
Sometimes on those dark days
You can’t imagine the sunshine of May
You can’t feel the love that’s all around
You can’t hear the beautiful sounds
You’re mind jumps to catastrophise
How are we ever going to survive
How will we ever make it through
What on earth can we do?
Days filled with endless news
Listening to others opinions and views
Believing in your hopelessness
Without trying to pass the optimism test
A change is coming to embrace
It will change the meaning of our human race
The world will never be the same again
For woman, boys, girls and men
Is that such a bad thing?
Perhaps with cash no longer king
To live in a world of hope and love
To believe in something high above
The sun will shine again
The clouds will clear after the rain
The calm will return after the storm
Babies will still cry when they’re born
We will hear those beautiful sounds
We will feel the love all around
We will see the sunshine in May
We will survive these dark days
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