I Did Not Mourn my Son’s Wedding

By Cheryl Mann

Cheryl Mann is a nurse from Iowa.  Like most nurses, she lives with the fear of bringing Covid home to her family and struggles with the loss of personal connection during the pandemic. Her daughter has inspired her to pour the resulting swirl of emotions out onto paper.  She is thrilled to be published for the first time in Poetry and Covid.

I am a mother and a nurse. My son is in medical school. COVID-19 is a constant and unwelcome guest in both of our worlds. My son has already survived COVID-19 once. This week he got married. I was able to attend, but it was not the wedding either of us had pictured in our minds. It was, however, a little slice of wonderful in a world turned upside down.

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Stephen Claughton
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3 months ago

Congratulations on your debut! This is a beautifully positive poem. May it be the first of many you publish.

Michelle
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Michelle
3 months ago

I have known Cheryl for several years. She is inspiring and an incurable optimist. This is an absolutely beautiful poem written by an equally beautiful person

Becky Martine
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Becky Martine
3 months ago

Wonderful job!

Susan Milton
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Susan Milton
3 months ago

I was fortunate to attend the wedding via viedeo. Cheryl captures the essence of the lovely, intimate moment when the rest of the world was paused.

Renee' Orth
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Renee' Orth
3 months ago

This is just beautiful! I think one thing this pandemic has shown us, is how to enjoy small things – and to see what is REALLY important in the world!!!

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