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Posts tagged ‘COVID-19’

Escaping – Senryu

The following was written in response to Tale Weaver #270 – Escape.

 

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Each night I look forward to bedtime. Snuggling up under the covers makes me feel safe and secure. Safe for at least five or six hours depending on how tired I am. This is when I get to put all my worries aside and escape the daily routine of life as of late.

 

Slumber comes easy

Slipping into my dreamland

Escaping anguish

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

 

 

We Shall Win – Haiku

The following haiku-style poem was written in response to Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #300 Grit&Quit

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Image by Miguel Á. Padriñán from Pixabay 

 

Don’t give up don’t quit

Combativeness to the end

Show tenacity

 

© Susan Zutautas 2002

The Unknown – Deep

The following acrostic poem was written in response to Linda’s prompt for #SoCS

 

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DEEP

Deathly afraid

Everlasting fear

Eventually will pass

Positive thinking will    help

Give Me Space

Written in response to 2020 April PAD Challenge: Day 2 over at Writers Digest.

The prompt word is Space.

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Image by kholisrevenge from Pixabay 

 

Don’t stand close to me

Please back up and give me space

Six feet is needed

© Susan Zutautas 2020

Meg Takes Charge – Flash Fiction

The following flash fiction was written in response to a challenge over at Carrot Ranch.  In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story in which a character takes charge. Who is this character, and what situation calls for their action? It can be playful or serious, fantastical, or realistic. Go where the prompt leads!

March 26 flash fiction

 

Ian was running a high fever, had a scratchy throat, and had lost his sense of taste.

“Ian, I think you should go to the hospital and get checked out.”

“What good will it do? Honestly, Meg, I’m far better off here with you.”

“Well you have the symptoms of Covid-19 and if you have the virus, I may have it too. I think it would be the responsible thing for you to go. Behind the hospital they have drive-up testing set up, you don’t even have to go in. Now get your coat on, we’re going right now.”

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

 

Darkness – Haiku

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Darkness

We’re all in the dark

Stay strong and stay positive

We will overcome  

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

 

Thank You For All That You Do

 

To all the medical professionals, firefighters, police,  grocery store people, restaurants providing take-out, truckers, farmers, and all the people staying at home to help in the spreading of this terrible pandemic I want to say thank you for all that you do.

What would we do without you

I cannot imagine that

You go out every day

and make the world a better place

I want to say thank you

for everything you do

From the bottom of my heart

Bless all of you.