you need not suffer in this season of despair the answer to your suffering is to become aware the answer is not seen, nor is it heard it is not known through pictures or words it is a potent force not easily understood it does not boast thus its power is obscured surrendering to silence is the answer you seek quiet the mind and suspend your critique take shelter in silence to endure the storm silence of the mind has the power to transform
are we on the other side of terror? there are those who say it is so yet I fear terror has taken hold it traveled through my town on one unsuspecting soul but it did not stretch its long arms down the back roads or come knocking at my door i am socially distancing lest the terror wants more the terror knows no bounds it quakes the great cities and slithers through rural towns in search of the unprotected, the doubtful, the unmasked the terror is unleashed i fear we are not on the other side of terror, we are in the belly of the beast!
Today's NaPoWriMo prompt challenges us to write and Ode to life's simple pleasures. I'm using the irregular ode form. The artist in me enjoys freestyle. My poem focuses on my new favorite thing - the virtual House Party. I've attended a few with family and friends and enjoy connecting, even if it's virtual. House Party is an app, and like Zoom or other platforms, it allows you to connect with others and even play games together. I'm grateful for technology during these times. Let's all stay connected!
Squares filled with familiar faces; gathered on-line for a virtual party. Are you in the house? Welcome to the twenty-twenty version of socializing! Family and friends in virtual spaces laughing and connecting, sipping coffee or vino. Remember to lock the door of your virtual house or risk unwanted virtual party crashers! As for virtual party etiquette, do not rise from your chair while in the house lest your hello kitty pajama pants fill the screen, much to party-goers delight! Let's enjoy staying together, while apart.