#8 April 12, 2021

Like Anne, of the DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

Living in her little world

Venturing into a larger little world, cautiously

Like a cat, silently, sleeking around

While all around this vulnerable, fated child

Raged a pandemic like none the world had ever seen


So too, I, living in my little world

Trapped like our hopeful Anne

Seek other worlds

Where I don’t have to worry about


With fear running rampant

With anxiety rattling the mind and body

With cancers threatening life and limb

With expectations of mortality gripping our souls

With hundreds of thousands sick and dying

Yet Anne, doggedly writing her diary

Revealing her inner hopes found a way out

If she could find joy in the lighter side of things

We need to reflect and find Gratitude



2 replies on “FINDING GRATITUDE”

I haven’t been personally affected by the addiction/overdose crisis, but it still seems to me that a large number of people, however precious their lives, can be considered disposable to a nation. Then those people may begin perceiving themselves as worthless and consume their substances more haphazardously. It’s atrociously unjust and desperately needs fixing.

Although the cruel devaluation of them as human beings is basically based on their self-medicating, it still reminds me of the devaluation, albeit perhaps subconsciously, of the daily civilian lives lost (a.k.a. “casualties”) in protractedly devastating civil war zones and sieges. At some point, they can end up receiving just a few column inches in the First World’s daily news.

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