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Marty's Haiku - 14. Pandemic (2)

No human contact
For more than a whole year now...
Coronavirus.

© Martin Cooke

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Gosh, this isolation has been so damaging to so many people and on so many levels!  Sometimes feels like the mountain is above us. Your bit of poignancy gave me thought:

 

Mirrors on the wall

Wallow me in company

O sole mío

 

Be well and SmilE 🌞

 

 

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52 minutes ago, RafaelDe said:

Gosh, this isolation has been so damaging to so many people and on so many levels!  Sometimes feels like the mountain is above us. Your bit of poignancy gave me thought:

 

Mirrors on the wall

Wallow me in company

O sole mío

 

Be well and SmilE 🌞

 

 

Brilliant! :2thumbs:

I think the whole isolation thing can be even worse for those of us that live alone normally. Although, I have heard reports that some abusive situations in couples and families have got worse during lockdown. :/

I'm just hoping we get some semblance of normality back before too long. :yes:

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1 minute ago, Marty said:

Brilliant! :2thumbs:

I think the whole isolation thing can be even worse for those of us that live alone normally. Although, I have heard reports that some abusive situations in couples and families have got worse during lockdown. :/

I'm just hoping we get some semblance of normality back before too long. :yes:

It's hard for me to grasp that it's been a whole year since this started.  It's bringing back the memories of the fear and anxiety over the unknown.  A year ago, I would have never guessed I'd still be furloughed and my life still be paused.  As someone who lives alone, I think you're spot on about the isolation being worse, people in abusive relationships notwithstanding.  I'm also hoping for some semblance of normality soon.  

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The situation sucks worse than I ever would have imagined. Every day it chips away at my inner strength, the strength I have relied on my whole damn life.

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3 hours ago, Marty said:

Brilliant! :2thumbs:

I think the whole isolation thing can be even worse for those of us that live alone normally. Although, I have heard reports that some abusive situations in couples and families have got worse during lockdown. :/

I'm just hoping we get some semblance of normality back before too long. :yes:

Isolation sucks bollocks, but as numbers improve it seems safer to poke a toe out here and there.

I can only pray another wave doesn’t come along to bite us in the ass…hind’s site only seems to see once the milk’s done been spilt and clogging up the works.

On bright side, Spring has sprung, rainbows are hung and ma pot’s a Gold ‘n umber. 😳

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11 hours ago, Valkyrie said:

It's hard for me to grasp that it's been a whole year since this started.  It's bringing back the memories of the fear and anxiety over the unknown.  A year ago, I would have never guessed I'd still be furloughed and my life still be paused.  As someone who lives alone, I think you're spot on about the isolation being worse, people in abusive relationships notwithstanding.  I'm also hoping for some semblance of normality soon.  

When all this started it was suggested it would last until the summer of 2020. Now I hear government and health spokespeople suggesting it might go on into 2022. I try to look on the bright side as much as possible, but I'd be lying if I said there aren't some days when I feel really down. 

Apologies if the poem bought bad memories back, Val. :hug:

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11 hours ago, Headstall said:

The situation sucks worse than I ever would have imagined. Every day it chips away at my inner strength, the strength I have relied on my whole damn life.

I feel your pain, Gary. I really do. :hug:

Hang on in there, buddy. The vaccine is slowly being rolled out. 

I find myself keep repeating the mantra: "This, too, shall pass."

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10 minutes ago, Marty said:

When all this started it was suggested it would last until the summer of 2020. Now I hear government and health spokespeople suggesting it might go on into 2022. I try to look on the bright side as much as possible, but I'd be lying if I said there aren't some days when I feel really down. 

Apologies if the poem bought bad memories back, Val. :hug:

Sorry, I should have been clearer in my comment.  It's the fact that it's been a year that's bringing back the memories and feelings.  Seeing FB memories and such.  Your poem is the perfect snapshot of the times.  :hug: 

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57 minutes ago, Parker Owens said:

It has been too long without the faces of friends and loved ones. 

Indeed....

And the likes of Zoom and WhatsApp, whilst possibly helping, are not really a substitute for the real thing.

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I've decided to look at the pandemic as a lesson...

I think I'll appreciate my life and everyone in it even more than I did before!

 

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1 hour ago, Geron Kees said:

I've decided to look at the pandemic as a lesson...

I think I'll appreciate my life and everyone in it even more than I did before!

 

A tough lesson, though... :unsure2:

But it's true that often we don't appreciate what we have, until it is taken away from us. But I remain hopeful that we'll get them back eventually. :yes:

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