Please Do not forget
To be masked,
In this uncertainty,
Literally drives hysteria,
Fear, concern, worry,
All our insecurities,
All at once, in an overwhelm
Of anything but peace…
Peace isn’t our first reaction,
Our first response,
Because the knowing,
Brings about a huge trigger
That pins us to our fight mode,
Because only this is within our "Actual" control…
Knowing what we now know,
As the panic flows in spurts,
We are shook,
Very shook by all transpiring now,
and with that our expectations of what,
We think people should or should not be doing...
Instead of realizing we are all beautifully different,
Everyone handles things differently,
Heals and lives differently..
We are not them,
So we really don’t know,
Their reasons, their insecurities,
Let alone our own in this very moment,
there's no definite course through so
we utilize, Fear instead of compassion...
Labeling, name calling,
Repeating history with shame,
In a time of unknown,
Trying to find familiarity,
With labels, with negativity, within our default,
Does nothing but further damage,
ourselves and others,
Becoming only more to the propaganda
Of fear, hysteria, even though
This too can bring about balance, beauty, blessings...
May we please, please remember,
We are NOT alone in this,
All humanity, together, connected,
Knows and is with us,
As the battle is very much happening,
all at once...
One humanity, One world,
This rumble requires us to unite,
to be safe, to be well, to overcome,
Not blame, not scrutinize,
Not point fingers, not shake more fearful fists,
But to realize, lean in, listen, honor...
Got real too fast for any of us to comprehend it,
But to abide the waves of uncertainty,
that comes with rules, rules of discomfort,
To stay in our homes, selectively work,
Work, shop for essentials, and know,
Our whole well-being, even within grief,
And the uproars we impulsively have,
That in our togetherness, We will get this!
We are not separate, we are not alone,
And this shitty event of circumstance,
We can and still rise again after this passes!
Stay bright, stay lit, stay positive,
keep peace alive to radiate as much as one can do!
Together as one humanity,
Living within this one world we have,
That has been taken for granted all too long,
In this time of much chaos and adversity,
We can still choose, we will always have this choice,
CHOOSE Love, Kindness,
Be a celebration of peace,
That we all will still THRIVE THROUGH,
Because in the past we have,
And today we still can…
May we fuel our thriving powers,
Rather than our denial, fear, worry, hatred,
Anger, grief, meanness…
Because together we can, if you choose to
Have the will too, “This too shall pass,”
And like a phoenix rises from ashes,
So shall we all, burning brighter than ever
Before, we shall rise…
Melissa Palmer © Evolving Mirror
Though the overwhelm strikes fast in diverse
Directions, I will not succumb to its ever persistent
Tug, pull, drag, to derail my strength, my power,
My love, my peace, my light, my hope!
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