Control in the pandemic

 

A self-confessed control freak am I

Feeling out of control destabilizes me, I will not lie

Just when I thought I had life within my grasp

The virus came to engulf the world in its clasp

And all my sense of control went spiraling down

Suddenly I was surrounded by fear profound…

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Like everyone else I learned new ways

Of doing things and going about my days

As life settled in a new routine I found

A renewed sense of control to keep anxiety down

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But the world stood divided, other tensions surfaced

In trying to make sense of the world, my sense of control regressed

This was the first time that crises of such magnitude

Were affecting me personally, shaking me from my lassitude

While solving these problems was beyond me

I could choose to be part of the solution certainly

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So I pledged to do what was right in the situation

And though my efforts were but a drop in the ocean

It was empowering to know I had control

Over how I chose in this brave new world my role

With social distancing and a mask as my tools in this fight

I carry on with faith that an end is in sight.

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