Spring had just begun
When they pressed pause and the world stopped.
No school, no clubs, no to-ing and fro-ing.
Board games, bike rides, bare feet,
Dandelion and daisy chains.
Not knowing for how long this would go on.
Rainbows on windows
Friends and family on screens
(oh, how we miss you).
Watching tadpoles, caterpillars,
fields and trees changing,
The world outside transforming.
whispering it will be ok,
this is a stage.
And so the days pass.
We bake and walk in the woods
and make garden dens with bedsheets tied to chairs
That come loose and flap in the breeze,
Like a boat about to set sail.
But we are moored here,
Safe in our harbour,
And here we stay, cocooned together
Until the day it all subsides.
This is a time unlike any we have known
And your little worlds are so very changed
But there is so much love in these four walls
And that will always be the same.
And in the world outside your window,
Love blossoms like the spring.