Living close to a motorway and major road, I've heard an increased number of ambulance sirens over the past few days. Is it more victims of the Coronavirus? Perhaps it's better not to know.

An elective loss of senses...

Have I become immune to the sirens sound
When this isolated silence is all I have left
Contemplation of the updates on TV
Death toll rising leaving some others bereft

Have I detached from the world out there at large
Fit and healthy but who knows for how long
A cough, a sneeze, bring the most fearful thoughts
Yet my youthful good health is still strong

Have I decided to forsake all the rest
Gather close only those that I hold so dear
No news of that soul from across the road
The sirens were silent as they went, I fear...

Has this world become a family once more
Caring for all the others who fare less well
Can we help and support those that are ill
Alas, only time and the future can tell

Poetry by Liam The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2020-03-29 at 13:59

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one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
One has to find the balance between protecting the psyche and acknowledging the depth of what's happening. You've caught the difficulty in finding that balance.


Hello Liam,

How we sit and wait against a common enemy, all in fear and fearing the one. Watching the battles on tv whilst playing our parts by staying at home, in our bunkers, as it were. A very fine poem indeed. I have enjoyed the reading.

Kind regards, Tony.