history books

history books

A Poem by Lydia Shutter






the easy going merri-go-round of life
turned into a roller coaster last year
no one expected it
like a slap in the face
(with a gloved hand of course)
everything changed
how long would it last?
surely it would be over soon
but now it's february again
seems like nothing is the same
we are in covid's vortex
only one thing has not changed 
i am still a dreamer
i believe the world will unlock
masks will disappear
once again we will hug and laugh
and greet one another without fear
friends will draw butterflies around my scars
and this pandemic will only be real
in boring history books

© 2021 Lydia Shutter


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This is the ultimate in freedom of thought. It would be hard for most of us to be this straightforward about the world we want to see & how we know it will come to be. It's like we've been whipped so continuously, we forgot how to simply BELIEVE! I love this poem & wholeheartedly agree! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

Margie, I am always happy to read your reviews. Yes, we have to have some belief....even in the fac.. read more



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This is the ultimate in freedom of thought. It would be hard for most of us to be this straightforward about the world we want to see & how we know it will come to be. It's like we've been whipped so continuously, we forgot how to simply BELIEVE! I love this poem & wholeheartedly agree! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

Margie, I am always happy to read your reviews. Yes, we have to have some belief....even in the fac.. read more
Ain't this the truth. I'm glad I live in a state that didnt lock down everything. I didnt miss a day of work and my youngest kid is going to school.

Very poignant and relevant.

Trace

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

Trace, how wonderful to see a review from you! We are not totally locked down in Florida and most s.. read more
I hope your dream is right ... I am a pessimist and feel like this is turning into a new reality. So good to see you still writing, my favorite Poet ! ~Jim

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

Awwww, Jim. There are days I feel we will be wearing masks till the end of time, but then my optimi.. read more
Yes one thing hasn't changed for me and you. its boring very boring. This thing is destroying us economically, are you feeling the pressure

Posted 2 Months Ago


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Lydia Shutter

2 Months Ago

The pandemic has changed every aspect of our lives. It is all encompassing and there are days I fea.. read more
I hope so dear Lydia and ASAP. I need good food, some good song. Hello from cold Michigan. Thank you for sharing your amazing words and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 2 Months Ago


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Lydia Shutter

2 Months Ago

And hello to you, John....from South Florida. Stay warm and healthy, my friend. We will all get th.. read more
Coyote Poetry

2 Months Ago

Always my pleasure dear Lydia and you are welcome.
And children will roll there eyes at another boring history lesson that kids of today long to be bored by, just like me thinking "Why is remembering dates of wars and Kings and Queens reigns so important when it is only of use to historians and history teachers?" It's not like I'm planning a career as a historogist and I can't see how it would lead to anything even remotely worthy that would pay my bills.
Shows how bad things still are when kids are begging to go back to school.
But what a day that day will be, when we realise that we are talking of it in the past tense and we can actually touch people again, with their consent of course 😊
Isn't it bizarre that I am looking forward to going into a bank without a mask on? I sometimes wonder if I woke up last year in the twilight zone and will wake any minute and think this the weirdest dream ever... And I've had some corkers in my time. Nothing as bizarre as this though.
Beautifully captured as ever Lydi, I especially like the friends drawing butterflies round your scars line. Perhaps I'll draw a ladybird though,, it's easier to do a red blob with black dots. 😊🦋

Posted 2 Months Ago


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Lydia Shutter

2 Months Ago

Lorry, you can draw whatever you wish....even a hopscotch grid! :) Yes, kids are begging for schoo.. read more
I love this poem! For its hope and dreams. Having lived through the pandemic respecting its demands and yet not giving it more thought than necessary, I really relate to your words. I hope one day even the kids find the covid chapter so boring, they yawn and give it a skip. I am a dreamer too...willing to forget the pain if the new dawn is as beautiful as it promises to be. An amazing poem and such lovely artwork too.

Posted 2 Months Ago


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Lydia Shutter

2 Months Ago

Thank you very much, Divya. Yes, we have to hold onto hope....things WILL be better. It's just tak.. read more
This is like a hopeful prayer from our sad times to stay focused on the good among the bad, to help each other in this crisis, to be empathetic to the vulnerable and to defeat this common enemy once and for all. May life go back to normal and we all can carry on our normal lives.
Painting and writing are classy in your own unique way...

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

2 Months Ago

Sami, thank you so much for the lovely review. Yes, life will go back to some semblance of normal.... read more
Sami Khalil

2 Months Ago

All true and well said. You are welcome Lydia.
Very interesting write about the impact that Covid has done.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

2 Months Ago

I appreciate your review, JungLee. Lydi**
Well, I guess 1918 will have to move over, as will the smallpox and yellow fever epidemics. The history books are indeed full of them, and as the poem says, this one is headed there, too. We must keep that thought foremost in our minds. Nicely done, Lydi.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

2 Months Ago

Thanks very much, John. Lydi**

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