when restaurants close,
drive throughs open double lanes
to serve safely.

when schools close,
teachers open online rooms
to teach remotely.

when surgical centers close,
hospital personnel open doors
to care courageously.

when church buildings close,
God’s people open united hearts
to pray faithfully.


Linking to dVerse Poets quadrille prompt…44 words on “close”.

33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Apr 07, 2020 @ 14:10:45

    We do find new ways of living… it just takes some thought.


  2. memadtwo
    Apr 07, 2020 @ 08:11:15

    Our communities can draw together in many ways. (K)


  3. thotpurge
    Apr 07, 2020 @ 04:34:37

    A lot of heroes and a lot of stories of great humanity. But also a lot of the old divisions… every stands out in sharp relief in such terrible times.


  4. gillena cox
    Apr 06, 2020 @ 23:28:33

    Yes indeed on all counts.
    Thanks for dropping bh to read mine Lynn



  5. Bodhirose
    Apr 06, 2020 @ 22:45:16

    Very heartfelt, Lynn. I believe our open hearts are our most important essential during this uncertain time.


  6. calmkate
    Apr 06, 2020 @ 22:23:07

    so sweet and logical!


  7. Frank Hubeny
    Apr 06, 2020 @ 21:21:58

    Good point about opening united hearts.


  8. rothpoetry
    Apr 06, 2020 @ 20:48:55

    Well done Lynn. Love the contrasts in each stanza. Can’t believe some churches are still having large numbers of people coming in some parts of the country!


  9. revivedwriter
    Apr 06, 2020 @ 20:46:03

    I like the parallelism you used and agree with your assessment in the final stanza. 🙂 I discovered a prayer group on YouTube. We do a live stream every day on someone’s channel.


  10. Victoria Stuart
    Apr 06, 2020 @ 20:08:16

    I love the close/open of this current moment of society. Well done.


  11. D. Avery @shiftnshake
    Apr 06, 2020 @ 19:34:16

    Well said, and good sound with the effective use of repetition.


  12. Becoming His Tapestry
    Apr 06, 2020 @ 18:29:29

    Beautiful Lynn, may we continue to unite in pray


  13. Grace
    Apr 06, 2020 @ 18:24:27

    Online masses – I lived to see this happening right now. Take care.


  14. whimsygizmo
    Apr 06, 2020 @ 17:07:36



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