What the COVID-19 pandemic has taught me
Ross shares a poem on the positive and negative impacts of COVID-19 and important lessons to take from the pandemic
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I woke up on the 1st of January 2020
And I had a stomach filled with dread disguised as hope.
I’d already fallen in love with last year
And was telling myself I could cope.
It started off rough but then became a few months of bliss.
I started to feel something for this year.
It started off with happiness
And then it turned to fear.
Celebrities started dying and chaos ensued.
COVID appeared and I questioned how all had gone wrong.
It started to feel like the bubble I lived in at the start of this year
Had simply come and gone.
Gloom and despair were all we could see
But I eventually, I wanted this year to be
Instead of being reflective
I changed my perspective
And I found parts of this world I could adore.
I became closer to my friends
When some seemed like dead ends
And I found my smile again.
Now, the world is coming back together
And we’ll be back forever
So goodbye, until I see you then.