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Poetry in a Pandemic: All together

The Town of Oakdale is where we reside

For years that have been many

A cozier town is there to be

Right now I can’t think of any

COVID has kept us to ourselves

From friends we are apart

We barely see a smiling face

Because we wear our masks, we’re smart

Hopefully soon the time will come

When we are free to mingle

To hug our friends and kiss our kin

And not stand in a line that’s single

We are getting close to the other side

How long we have all waited

To break that 6 ft. barrier

That so many of us have hated

We must have hope that the end is near

Of these tough times we’ve had to weather

Be kind, be safe, be grateful

Til we can celebrate all together

Mary Fontaine lives in Oakdale with her husband. She is a retired letter carrier from the Norwich post office, and before the pandemic, she was a member of the Connecticut Sun senior dance team.

The Times is offering local readers a chance to share their poetry written during or related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. To contribute, email


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