Volume 2: Issue 2
By Addison, age 12, MA
I feel like our life is on pause.
Like donating without any cause.
Or singing a sad, sad song.
Or running a track miles and miles long.
I try to keep the feelings inside my head.
And just try to get some sleep and go to bed.
I wake up every day feeling good.
Just like any day I would
Then I realize life is on pause.
This poem says what so many of us have felt during the long year of Covid-19 restrictions. We’re all waiting for the life we knew to resume, and to go back to everything we loved doing before. I love how the poem also shows the very human trait of getting used to a frustrating situation, and taking it almost as normal, until we remember it’s not. Great job!
—Anne Leigh Parrish, award-winning writer & poet, Olympia, Washington.