Collective Grief

When was the last time we as humankind

Were in our collective grief so aligned?


We all have grieved, we all have mourned

Individually, in clusters, we have borne

The weight of our grief alone, many times in the past

But there wasn’t a blanket of grief so vast

As to engulf each one of us in its fold

The pandemic has inflicted miseries untold

While some have lost more, others less

We all have incurred losses in the process

Of navigating through this pandemic

The loss of normalcy is a damage systemic

None of us has unscathed remained

We’re grappling with varying degrees of pain


On our collective grief I reflect

With the audacity of hope I expect

This would be the bond that would unite

All of humankind, enable us to continue our fight

Through this crisis that appears endless

We shall heal through a collective spiritual process

When were we united in such solidarity with each other

As we are now, we shall find a way out of this crisis together

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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