Who could have known

Dreams would lie shattered

Human life no longer mattered –

Last breath sighed on their own.

Insulated, disconnected or isolated

Behind thin masks and stone walls

Or hollow, emptied shopping malls

Meanwhile we’re all being mutated

To a future that is unprecedented

Beyond boxes and cages

I wrote this poem last year and thought I’d repost it. I’d also like to dedicate it to Marie, one of my blogger friends, on her birthday which she celebrates today. Have a wonderful birthday Marie. ❤️

Little girl take care

Don’t let the world tie you down

Shove you in a box

You were born with wings

Spread them out– take to the sky

You were born to fly

Step out of the box

That will confine how you think–

Limit your worldview

Beware of the cage

That barricades your thoughts with bars

Of doubts and fears

Find the pearls within

Shake off the grey shells of doom

You were born to bloom

Hoist out of your own petard…