a time for lament

 

spirits sag sluggish

our attitudes apathetic

people lie dying but we

are numbed by numbers

so we adjust our masks

try to control catastrophe

normalize the abnormal

turn off doom of news

cannot shut out reality

of one’s own mortality

seems life is too short to

realize all our dreams

of apocalyptic nightmare

social events cancel

celebrations zoom in

at least we can distract

ourselves with technology:

mind games of (anti)social

media, victims of porn

big bureaucracy grows

as the economy slows

churches shut down

yet abortion services

considered essential

we truly are sick

 

 

 

 

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. janicead
    May 17, 2020 @ 14:27:24

    Abortion is shut down in Texas. When I went to do my pre-admit for surgery on Wednesday I received a Covid 19 test. Hubby nor I had breakfast so we visited the drive thru at Panera Bread. The South San Gabriel River park was nearby and now open. We drove over, parked and remained in the car to eat. Probably at least 100 folks came and went as we were eating and enjoying the river view. Social distancing was being practiced. Two folks were wearing masks. I have two nephews and a niece in law that are pastors. They have online services I can ‘attend’. I try to just think how the pioneers had to worship as they journeyed. I probably am finding this current situation easier than most as I tend to be an introvert. Our grandson was a senior so not big parties or ceremonies. There was a parade. We shall make it to the other side by the grace of our Creator.

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    • lynn__
      May 17, 2020 @ 19:33:10

      Thanks for commenting, Janice. Glad to hear abortion shut down in Texas…that will definitely save lives! Life on the farm hasn’t changed much either, just home more with no evening activities. Worship services on livestream & Bible study on Zoom. YES to His grace!

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