Dear Wellness Seekers:
I recently wrote this poem to try and find some answers to my anguish. This year has been a disaster and yet I keep plodding on. If you feel the same, I hope this poem helps you understand the stress we all are under. Stay safe and I wish you well.
The winds howled in chaos,
and life as we knew it was gone.
From politics to pandemic,
our hearts rallied to stay strong.
We went through months of anguish,
with our democracy shattered.
We cried and prayed and pushed the alarm,
yet, nothing seemed to matter.
I looked for a sign of hope,
but change appeared to be lost.
My depression grew with flourish,
my beliefs and values tossed.
“Vote” they said would do me good,
so I signed and mailed my ballot.
It felt fierce to express my right,
and cleanse our land of maggots.
I’m tired of the lies and
the evil forced on us each day.
The world laughs at my country,
Should I leave or should I stay?
Autocrats will steal my soul,
and make me think like them.
They will never ever succeed,
we will fight them to the end.
So, rise up America,
we need to take our country back.
Healing from 2020 will take years,
start to believe in truthful facts.