After the Pandemic

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will be long in recovery, because
refused to hold their tongues,

used a worldwide pandemic
to stomp the life out of those
still breathing

with politics, religion, position, on and on and on…
forgetting everything precious,
they could not hold back hidden malice,

which poured forth a continuous venom
day after day in comments and posts- every slanderous
accusation against their fellow man, the lack of love
evident in every communication, hanging in the stratosphere

like the droplets that threaten to annihilate all hope, judgements
thinly disguised as intellect, facts about face masks
which cannot keep back the spread of hate, after all…
only the spread of death, but divided we are in our compassion
for others, when we have been ruled by what is most convenient for us for too long…

defeated, some crouched in corners weeping
for the Christ-less desolate hearts of those
who said, “We believe he lives”, yet still, dragged Him
from the throne, of their own construction, back to Golgotha
and nailed him again and again and again to that cross…

as if the murderous words they spoke towards one another –
deadlier than any global pandemic,
costlier and more contagious than any living virus
did not matter.

Published by enthusiasticallydawn

Dawn Paoletta is a life enthusiast who loves to juggle words, chug coffee, and journal excessively. You can find her gathering stones on the beach most mornings. She enjoys hanging out with her hubby, daughter and family pets in Narragansett, RI and shares her passion, poetry and prose @Enthusiastically, Dawn.

4 thoughts on “After the Pandemic

  1. Where there is
    No Love For Each
    Other And The Rest
    Of God’s Face Nature
    There is No Jesus
    Just a
    Letter Word
    An Idol Folks
    Worship Without
    (All) God
    At least by
    The Teachings..:)

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  2. Dawn, Sadder words have never been written! The emotional cost for those that are not grounded in truth and depend on others with their haughty eyes and hateful lips. It is so sad, the state of our world. May God wrap his arms around those that do not know Him and may they find Him in the midst of this storm.

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  3. Dawn: This is a beautifully written poem. As I comment on this, I wonder about and pray for the protest demonstration going on downtown where I live. This is related to the death of that man in Minneapolis. Please pray for all the medium-sized towns in our nation.

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