What Will Remain

In these times of uncertainty and pain
I often ponder what of this will remain
When we emerge from our sheltered abodes
And begin to live a ‘normal’ life once more

Will we have learned anything of value
From this heart-wrenching deathly lesson
And be kinder, gentler, treading lighter upon Mother earth
Determined to leave no lasting marks where we were
But what I truly wonder will this newfound wisdom last
Or be nothing more than a passing phase?

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Imaginary Garden with Real Toads: April 2020 Days 16-20 In The Remains

Also Linking to dVerse Poets Pub for OLN Where Lillian is hosting today. Pub opens at 3PM EST.

33 Comments on “What Will Remain

  1. I ask the same question in my poem today. I hope we have learned something, because I dont think we will ever see what passed for normal again.

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  2. A thought-provoking and stellar closing question to this poem, Linda! 💝💝 Hopefully the wisdom will last 🙂

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  3. Let us pray the world learns many lessons from this “novel” virus that has become a global pandemic. I think it will be a long long time before we go back to a sense of “normalcy” — and then, I wonder what that “normal” was….turning our eye on the needy, on those without health insurance, on those in crowded living conditions, on those who serve us in restaurants with barely a living wage? So much to ponder these days as we try to remain inside and away from others but can not longer be aloof to these situations.

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  4. You pose the trillion dollar question. Will this be like the furor over gun control after every mass shooting, which fades in a week, or will it etch realistic world views that could push us beyond our age old foibles?

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  5. I feel as if covid-19 is a wave in a series that will wash over us. This time is practice, to be prepared for the next. If Mother Nature cannot get our internal compliance, it will get our external compliance — threat of death. I can’t say I blame Mother Nature.

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  6. kaykuala
    But what I truly wonder will this newfound wisdom last
    Or be nothing more than a passing phase?

    Good question Linda! Somehow we mortals have short memories and never seem to learn!


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  7. I hope lessons have been learnt from this pandemic. Generally, I have seen so much kindness, with people working together and apart. But it’s not over yet

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