Magnolia Isolation

Magnolia now blooms
with its fragrant friend Jasmine
White on white
In Spring delight
Birds sing their pleasant song
And I join them singing praise
Even in these darkest days
Black on black
The virus attack
Spring beauty all around
The voice in my head
Newscasts with fear
Shifting response into
High gear
Masks, isolation
Mutation of our nation
The task
The Curve
Without our loved ones
To gather around
Green on Green
The leaves burst
The grass full of sheen
And we long
For a reliable vaccine
Or a miracle
Of Biblical proportion
Ending this distortion
Bringing health
Restoring wealth
The sparrow’s song
Lightly echoes now and then
Sharing her two cents
We are not forgotten
Laurie A. Stasi

I went for a walk in my historic neighborhood, and then wrote this poem. It combines the beauty of Spring, with the sorry state of our nation. There is always the hope of a miracle. We are almost at the time of Passover, a reminder of all the deliverance God brought the Israelites. He passed over their homes when they covered the doorposts with the blood, a symbol of the blood that covers us. I ended it with the sparrow, the symbol of God’s promise to care for us. Do not lose hope. Put your trust in the Lord.

“Are not five sparrows sold for two cents? Yet not one of them is forgotten before God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.”

Luke 12:6,7

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