Welcome to Poem of the Week, an annual feature on this blog that celebrates National Poetry Month. Every Sunday, in the month of April, start the week off with an uplifting poem and discovery why poetry still matters.
Although things may be returning to some normalcy, poetry can still provide us the comfort and solace we need during these trying times. Poetry is such an amazing and inspiration genre to take part in and National Poetry Month is great to discover its powerful impact. So let these words move you…you will not regret it.
And maybe it is easier to learn kindness in these times.
When the whole world is like a small child with a fever,
trying her very best to make herself feel better.
Maybe we find our unity in the near losing of everything.
Where we have no choice but to depend upon each other-
key workers, volunteers and neighbours.
This is what it takes to realise we are in this together.
A man helps someone he dislikes because they are in danger.
A neighbour delivers groceries to everyone ill on her street.
Old friends forgive each other and stop acting like they are
Maybe this time, this is when the revolution arrives dressed
People helping each other despite their differences.
Understanding, truly, that without the aid of others.
we would be all alone in this.
This poem came from the collection “Where Hope Comes From: Poems of Resilience, Healing and Light” also by Nikita Gill