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Poetry in a Pandemic: The Aftermath

The darkness hit us

With doom and gloom

The scare and fright

Was much to be desired


As we rode the storm

We took stock in how

To cope and adjust


Life brings us the unexpected

Inner strength is tested

The whys, hows and questions

We’re ongoing


As we move forward

We have gained much strength,

courage and hope


We have embraced the storm

and now we slowly recover

With new hope, optimism

and inspiration


With determination and


We humans experience a brightness

A positive flow of energy

Has emerged


A new day and a sense of ease

Has arrived

Finally .. we can be better able

To see ourselves

Taking positive steps .. onward we go.

Carol Vara is a health care professional living in Niantic.


Poetry in a Pandemic offers local readers a chance to share their poetry written during or related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. To contribute, email



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