Wednesday, June 24, 2020

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LOCKDOWN - A FOLD
Who would have thought, who would have thought;
Mailman would stay at home regardless of weather,
That pretty dress in the store cannot be bought,
Without audience, waves at the beach humming,
To rhythm of pretty Corona; who would have thought,
Worldwide a shut down, to heroes thread of brilliance,
Words emit from lips muffled no pennies sought,
Eyes to smile, heads to nod, handshakes relics of past
Classrooms emptied to no one, zilch, nought
Hence the chords of bird songs expand to fit the silence
In a world, turned jailbirds, who would have thought.
LOCKDOWN © gillena cox 2020


NOTE
How to construct The Fold Poem HERE
and HERE

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Poets and Storytellers United
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20 comments:

  1. Who indeed? It totally took us by surprise, in ways most of us would never have thought possible. It's good that you have recorded these details.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Rosemary

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  2. I agree with Rosemary and enjoyed reading this, Gillena.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Jenna

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  3. Yes it took us all completely by surprise. And we have reached the halfway mark of the year too. I like; "Hence the chords of bird songs expand to fit the silence."💘 Beautifully rendered.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Sanaa

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  4. Yes, so true,a bolt from the blue.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Vandana

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  5. And who would have though that some nations would be so careless about being strict to ensure their citizens stay alive and yet others didn't care at all so long as business keep making money.

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  6. Sad indeed. Thanks for your appreciation Robin

    Much💖love

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  7. Giggled out loud at the jailbird line! But you are right in the seriousness of our world right now.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Helen

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  8. The corona virus hit us with a blow in unexpected terrible ways and you have portrayed that so well in your poem.

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  9. Thanks for your appreciation Ninhya

    Much💖love

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  10. Thank you for your perspective, Gillena. There is hope that someday the "jailbirds" will take flight!

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  11. Thanks for your appreciation Joel

    Much💖love

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  12. Indeed, the most unexpected and startling thing to occur in years!

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  13. Thanks for dropping by Bev

    Much💖love

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  14. Who would have thought? Probably only a science fiction writer.

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  15. 😊 yes indeed Maggie.
    Thanks for dropping by.

    Much💖love

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