By Sonia Cummings
We all now have change thrown our way
We are now crying our old way of life has gone away
We are all feeling the pain of change, is it here to stay.
We are challenging the need to remain the same.
Tell me one and all, is this because we don’t want?
To suffer brain strain?
We feel the powder of the chain pulling at our heart.
It drains the pain of change.
I gladly refrain from being disdain and
Hope the change I will embrace.
My brain my heart will quietly sustain
Accepting the need for change.
Brave are we
We clap for love
We clap for thanks
In the mid we clap and march for change
We hope justice will prevail.
But do we all understand, why we make this stand?
Is this the new plan?
Rainbow drawing signpost of change.
Tomorrow we’ll wake up to forget,
Or will we?
I am apart of Jack Houston’s poetry group for Hackney library, I am a London based poet and most of my poetry is about the exploration of daily life and personal aspects.
I wrote these pieces about the pandemic because for once in the world we are in unity. Although it is a sad time, as a whole world we understand the importance of mental health while being isolated. I volunteer with the Mind Centre which is a mental health organisation. Through both my pieces I express my feeling and thoughts regarding the pandemic, which I am sure resonates with many. My aim is to share my story so people can share theirs. Here are the links to my first book Within a mental Mind and my second book Second Time Around