Covid Fatigue

 

 

I am tired of living,

In fear for my life.

I am tired of the anger,

The hatred, the strife.

 

My hands are rubbed raw,

But sterile of course.

My mask is in place,

And now I sound hoarse.

 

I measure the distance,

Between me and then you.

I watch very carefully,

The things that you do.

 

A vigilant eye,

Is required these days.

But sometimes I swear,

I’m in such a craze.

 

Yet I will continue,

To do as I must.

Because hope for the future,

That’s what I trust.

 

This angst we are living,

I call Covid Fatigue.

I know we can beat it,

With little intrigue

 

So, do as you’re told,

A little bit longer.

And I’m sure we will be,

So very much stronger.

 

The end is in sight,

A vaccine is quite near

There will be a day

When there’s no virus fear.

45 thoughts on “Covid Fatigue

  1. Murphy's Law

    Well said Pam. This is really trying our patience, but we have to hope and look to a more positive future. It’s coming, albeit ever so slowly.

    I think about the tens of thousands of people who aren’t here anymore to complain about ANYTHING, because the corona virus killed them. They would be thrilled to be here wearing masks, social distancing and quarantining if they could still be here with their loved ones. That puts my priorities right back in line.

    Stay strong my friend. We’re all in this with you. We’re gonna get through this. I have high hopes for 2021!!
    Ginger

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  2. delphini510

    Pam, you have expressed the feeling of so many with strength and sadness.
    I particular love the first stanza. Fear is corrosive and experience by many even
    outside the Coronavirus. May we soon find peace and togetherness again.

    Miriam

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  3. Maggie Wilson

    I agree with the others – well done.

    The one stanza that sticks out for me is the one about vigilance. I was surprised how quickly I became aware of others without masks and wondering, OK, pal, what’s your excuse?

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  4. Mark Lanesbury

    Australia is about to open all borders except one. It was a hard lock down in so many ways but to achieve this ‘open day’ as soon as we have I think it was needed. Hopefully there will be put in place the good bits of treating a pandemic if it ever visits our shores again.

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      1. Mark Lanesbury

        It most certainly is dear lady and that was to our advantage. Our virus ‘bomb’ was some ‘bright spark’ allowed a cruise ship load of infected people to disembark and go home to areas all over the country instead of isolating them and all hell broke loose. At that point we were blocking all flights and shipping so isolated ourselves from re-introducing the virus and then (finally) isolated parts of the cities as it flared up to stop it infecting the ‘whole’ and at least keep some life, commerce etc to keep going by using QR code images at each place and by holding your phone up to it like your going to take a picture and your phone recognises the QR code at any premises (restaurant etc), it will ask you to verify your name and number and off you go (it did away with filling in mountains of forms or sign in systems). This is so that if a virus infection appears it could be immediately traced back to an area, all people who visited at the same time contacted, and nip it in the bud before it took off again. It was trial and error and poor Melbourne copped the second wave and as they didn’t have the isolating suburbs in place yet (hadn’t been invented yet), they copped the longest and worst of it.

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  5. jenrazor

    Hi. Loved the poetry of your post, so I thought I would share some of my own writing.

    The nurses, doctors and first responders, men and women, they didn’t sign up for this. They didn’t sign up to be war hearos. They didn’t sign up to fight for all of us, but they kept showing up. They wear the same mask for 12 hours, go home and shower and can’t even hug their kids. They didn’t sign up to hold hands and phones so that families could say goodbye over a tiny screen.

    We didn’t know it would hit this hard. Kill this many, hurt many others and leave families in the end wondering what just happened. How? It all happened so fast.

    Everyone says they cant wait to go back to life we we knew it, but not me. I’m ready for the days when people really appreciate what we have. Hug our friends a little tighter. To truly stop and smell the flowers. To realize we made it through, and our lives are truly gifts. And soon this will be a distant memory.

    Only the words of Isaiah 41:10 can remind us where true comfort comes from: Do not be anxious for I am with you, do not be anxious for I am your God…I will really hold onto your right hand.

    I hope this helps bring you a smile. 🙂

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    1. quiall Post author

      It brought me a smile and a few tears. You are so right. They didn’t sign up for this and yet they did not turn away when the call came. We must remember. We need a new reality. One where we relish what we have and protect it. I hope this makes us kinder. Your words are perfect.

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  6. jenrazor

    Hi Quiall,
    We really do need a new reality, a new world. A world worth protecting from right and wrong.
    Psalms 37:10, 11 says Just a little while longer and the wicked will be no more, You will look at where they were , And they will not be there. But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.
    What do you think about that?
    JenRazor

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  8. jenrazor

    Hope is a powerful thing. It keeps us going. “I have thoughts of peace, and not of calamity, to give you a future and a hope.”​—Jeremiah 29:11.

    I found this quote in the magazine Awake – “HOPE IS . . . AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF OUR SPIRITUAL LIFEBLOOD,” states the book Hope in the Age of Anxiety. “And it is the best medicine for overcoming feelings of helplessness, alienation, and fear.”

    “Do not put your trust in princes, nor in a son of man, who cannot bring salvation,” says Psalm 146:3 We can definitely see over the last few days that there is rarely hope in man. What do you think about where we can find actual hope?

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  9. jenrazor

    I agree, hope can be a hard thing to find. I found a article in 2016 The Watchtower referencing hope, a quote I liked is “Just as an anchor keeps a ship steady during a storm, the sure hope of a reward can help us to maintain our emotional, mental, spiritual stability. It can help us to have the strength to endure hardships”

    Here is a magazine about hope I found as well.
    https://www.jw.org/en/library/magazines/g20040422/

    Romans 15:4 says For all the things that were written beforehand were written for our instruction, so that through our endurance and through the comfort from the Scriptures we might have hope.

    What do you think? I have hope for so many things, what do you have hope for? Or long for the most?

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    1. quiall Post author

      I do have a problem with an expectation of a reward for doing the right thing. We should do what is right simply because it is right. And that should be our reward. What do I hope for? Peace, my family safe and that I will never become arrogant. I hope that’s not a tall order! Ha ha

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  10. jenrazor

    I get that. I agree to some point, we should do something for those we love because we want to and love them, not so they will give us something in return. I think my quote was more meaning when you have nothing to look forward to, use hope, and the reward at the end of your trial to get you through whatever you are going through.
    I hope for the future to be bright. For my family t be safe. For this pandemic to be over. The bible prophesied there would be pestilences in the time of the end (Luke 21:11).

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    1. quiall Post author

      I like your quote. But I will always have something to look forward to. Even if it’s just something fanciful. I may keep my eyes on today but my hope is always for tomorrowBut I will always have something to look forward to. Even if it’s just something fanciful. I may keep my eyes on today but my hope is always for tomorrow.

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