I’m excited to share Leona Coker’s poem this week which is a review of the extraordinary year that was 2020! I look forward to getting these gems from her every December! This one, filled with humor, sometimes poignant, and always truthful, helps put the past year in perspective.Thanks for sharing, Leona.
Hindsight is 20/20
by Leona Coker
As year twenty-twenty is nearing its end, In a year such as this…oh where to begin? First month of the year…I traveled to Greece Then soon came the word, that travel must cease!!
All due to a market in one China Town… Cruise ships were anchored and countries locked down. The stock market fell, midst fear of the worst…. “A Global Pandemic!” we said, with lips pursed.
Sports events cancelled…we sheltered in place, And virtual learning replaced face-to-face. Grocery shelves emptied, and businesses closed. Our bare bottom need became one of our woes!!!!
As more were infected, with this Covid-19, Being socially distanced became the routine. We worked from our homes, in comfort attire. And watched lots of news…ALL of it dire!
If Corona alone was just not enough, Protests and riots — political stuff… Wildfires, a dust cloud, an asteroid miss…. Add locusts, and “murdering” hornets to this!!!
Amidst all the hubbub, a new normal began, The hand-shaking greeting may need a new plan. But more time at home, let think-time return. If hindsight’s 20/20, then what have we learned?
We’ve learned ways to store, our collection of masks And measuring six feet … no longer a task. We learned the real color, of uncolored hair. And learned Zoom can hold meetings from everywhere.
We traded out Uber for grocery apps, Door Dash and Curbside! Be there in a snap! Yes, Covid has brought on some quarantine pounds. But thanks, Tik Tok, for new recipes found!
While masking our faces, we’ve unmasked our soul, Gave the gift of our presence, had time for a stroll. Finished projects undone, or started one new We’ve cooked and we’ve talked, and we’ve drank a few too!
So, whether a Bat’s the culprit or not… This bat _____ crazy year, sure won’t be forgot! Our lives have been changed! It’s taken its toll! Let’s wipe it away……then let the good times roll!!
Copyright 12/2020 Leona Coker, used with permissionA Review of Year 2020 in Rhyme: While masking our faces, we’ve unmasked our soul, Gave the gift of our presence, had time for a stroll. #2020 #poetry #humor Click To Tweet
Of the many talents of Leona Coker, one of my favorites is the annual rhyme she writes for family and friends that summarizes the year just ending. I think this might be the best one yet. We’ve never seen a year quite like this one. Thanks, Leona! Candyce