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No Retreat No Surrender

todayJanuary 16, 2022 126 4

No retreat. No surrender.
It’s not easy
To fight
An enemy
We cannot see
Cannot touch
But can only feel,
And by then it may be too late.
No retreat. No surrender.
It’s not easy
To restrict
Movement
And abandon
Liming with friends
While young and old
Complain and are understandably irate.
No retreat. No surrender.
It is not easy
To constantly wear
A mask and
Endlessly sanitise hands,
Or to take any of this seriously While conspiracy theorists debate.
But
No retreat. No surrender.
It can’t be easy
To watch our elders
Dying
Our children
Crying
Just to return to the normalcy
Of schools, playgrounds and play dates.
We cannot retreat. We cannot surrender.

It hasn’t been easy…
It’s been the longest year ever! Sickness
Death
Joblessness.
But we as a people
Are stronger together.
And we must believe
That it will get better.
Nobody knows
If it will ever end
Who knows
If we’ll even see
What we knew as ‘normal’ Again.
It really hasn’t been easy, And the journey
Is far from over.
But we will not retreat. And we will not surrender.

Written by: ncf_boss

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