"Looking Forward" by Sonia
When will we go back to normal? We ask
Will things return to the past?
When will we be together again?
And when we do, will it last?
All these answers, we do yearn
As if we must turn ‘round, return
Why not proceed in certainty
That from these novel times, we’ll learn?
We squint to see the sun through clouds
And though the future looks unsure
Why dwell on the poison of this time?
When we can join in search for cure?
A rise in cases, we are aware
And for those poor souls, we surely care
Connection is something we have found
It’s a global crisis, we’re all there
We see this strife, we see this war
This pandemic flooding shore to shore
But when we stop and look for land
Then, we’re not drowning anymore
We gaze at the boundless sky
The hole that once did occupy
Our hearts and in the atmosphere
We’re closer to a healthy sphere
They say this disease steals your days
Everything past is now a delay
But what’s given is a gift of time
To try new things in a different way
We’ve opened our eyes to neighbors
Healthcare workers, we’ve crowned
But still, we must keep working on
The poor, the homeless and those around
While this agitation takes the year
People wait for the smoke to clear
But when it does clear out one day
I hope we step through a new doorway