Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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image from dVerse


NOW voiced by gillena cox

The empty street leads to the mountain

Where clouds sit upon

Looking down at us lowly creatures

In our houses

Hiding away from pandemic viruses


Once upon a time 

We flooded the beach sands with our footsteps

Running

Laughing

Playing

Like children just discovering what joy is


And today

The silence wraps us in warm hugs

The kind we want to shrug off

But we know 

They are the best we should have NOW.

NOW © gillena cox 2021


PROCESS NOTE

This was a hard challenge for me. I voiced my poem on my phone but could not upload it. Then i tried voicing again directly to the post but it was not accepted so i had to go to my  laptop and  tried to up load the voiced recording to sound cloud only to be more confused and frustrated. I could only get it uploaded if i included it making it into a video. Only then it could be accepted to the post

Hope  you enjoy this attempt


BLOG HOPPING TODAY WITH


REVISIT
31 August 2021
31 August 2017
31 August 2015

Happy 59th Anniversary of Independence to us here in T&T
even though our beaches are still in lockdown, we are still observing curfew hours,
we are vaccinating and looking forward to better days

24 comments:

  1. I think you did great Gillena. I liked they way your poem tells of the present, but could be told a hundred years from now as well! Well done.
    Don't worry about the video. Mine won't let me load a voice unless I upgrade! :<(

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Dwight

      Much❤love

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  2. Sorry for the trouble you had with the recording Gillena, but I really love your video! All those echoes of past times having fun with others made me sigh. Things are getting back to normal here, I hope they will for you soon too ❤️

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  3. Thank you for your appreciation Ingrid

    Much❤love

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  4. A poignant poem, Gillena--especially the last stanza. I liked the video. Thank you for your persistence! I hope things will be better for you there soon(and here, too).
    Happy 59th Anniversary of Independence!

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  5. Your poem depicts so well the change in our lives thrust upon us by this accursed virus. Good write!

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  6. I love your recording, your poem, your lilting accent ...

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  7. Congratulations on persisting with the video! The virus is going to be with is a while longer, I think.

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  8. What a stellar performance. I enjoyed hearing you and your lovely oral poetry with beautiful turn-of-phrases.

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  9. So many changes... and some things are actually for the better I think.

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  10. Such a lovely voice for poetry! Your description of the silence wrapping us in warm hugs is profound. I think we will all come out of this pandemic different on the other side. More introspective and hopefully thankful for when things are more normal.

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  11. Thanks for your appreciation Tricia

    Much❤love

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  12. Thanks for your appreciation Bjorn

    Much❤love

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  13. well done, gillena, i really enjoyed listening to that
    "We flooded the beach sands with our footsteps

    Running

    Laughing

    Playing

    Like children just discovering what joy is"

    really liked the rhythm here, nice moving flow, well done!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Phillip

      Much❤love

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  14. Gillena,
    What a wonderful representation of our times, our loss in this time of covid! I absolutely loved "Once upon a time/We flooded the beach sands with our footsteps" and the rush of memories that unleashes. A beautiful write.
    pax,
    dora

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  15. Loved your reading, Gillena! Such a lovely flow to your words of the present reality.
    Happy Independence Day!

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