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A daily diary of 5-7-5 simplicities during lockdown.

A chapter in the book A Window On My World

A Window On My World

by LisaMay

For my daily contributions to National Poetry Month, I will be writing 5-7-5 poems describing my personal responses while living alone under national lockdown here in southern New Zealand. 
As I write, our southern area has the highest number of positive tests for the virus in NZ. So far, we have been spared the terrible ravages of other countries, with just one death, and hopefully this lockdown will break the transmission chain of infection.


Let’s go for a walk --

out on a ‘bear hunt’, we’ll balk

at how death does stalk.

A cruel wind now blows.

These teddy bears in windows,

bright delight bestows.

When we cross the street,

it’s to avoid, not to meet --

we won’t face defeat.

We must stay apart.

Be kind; keep a loving heart

to greet joy’s restart.


Na-Po-Wri-Mo National Poetry Month contest entry


Author's Note:
In reference to the 'bear hunt' in the poem:
Worldwide, people are placing teddy bears in their windows so people out walking can see them, like a community scavenger hunt to suit social distancing.

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