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Lockdown poems- I don’t know what I’m doing

Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 8,360 Scope community team
edited May 22 in Coffee lounge

I don’t know what I’m doing by Julia Smith

Have you seen the world recently

Still and serene

From your secluded spot?

Packed, pressured, panicked

Cramped, crumbling, cracking

Cracked!!!

Crying over all the nothings

You have collected

In this abundance

Of silence

Monsters making merry

With your short memory

Monuments

Made on other people’s mayhem

JUST STOP!!!

We weren’t meant for this

And it’s okay

To stand on rooftops

While others clap

And shout LOUDLY!

BECAUSE YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING!!!

But you’re doing your best

Even if it’s just for now

Even if it’ll be for later

Even if you’re loud and angry and ridiculous

Even if you’re like me

Who doesn’t know what she’s doing

But is doing it

All the same

Click here to see Julia's poem and the full collect of poems about lockdown.

How are you feeling at the moment? Could you relate to the poem? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
  • jasmineiranijasmineirani Scope Volunteer Posts: 42 Courageous
    Nice poem Chloe. Did you get help writing the poem or did you get help on it? I would most probably find it difficult but according to my dad he would most probably say to me that I could write a poem. Any more poems coming up. 
  • GlobsterGlobster Member Posts: 153 Pioneering

    Hello to all members of the Scope community 

    I hope you keeping well and safe?

    Jay’s Lockdown poem      

    Lockdown feels to me as though I am  serving a prison sentence

    I liked to write poetry most of the day,

    I have to say poetry shortened my prison sentence

    But I can’t wait to see family members and have a meal with them.

    I love seeing the sun shining outside. It makes me feel happy and gives me the motivation to keep myself busy.

    I would appriaite to hear what the community think about my poem


  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,214 Disability Gamechanger
    That is a fab poem, @Globster!  Did it take you long to write?  It is very powerful!  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • GlobsterGlobster Member Posts: 153 Pioneering
    Not at a tall I had the poem written in a 2 hours 
    thank you’re amazing words of kindness Ails I hope you and family are safe and well?
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 8,360 Scope community team
    Nice poem Chloe. Did you get help writing the poem or did you get help on it? I would most probably find it difficult but according to my dad he would most probably say to me that I could write a poem. Any more poems coming up. 
    Unfortunately this wasn't written by me!

    @Globster, thank you for sharing this, it's great! :)
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  • jasmineiranijasmineirani Scope Volunteer Posts: 42 Courageous
    Thank you Globster. Whats your name. I always like to know the name that I am commenting about. Brilliant poem. 
  • GlobsterGlobster Member Posts: 153 Pioneering
    Hello Jamineirani
    my name is Jay 

  • jasmineiranijasmineirani Scope Volunteer Posts: 42 Courageous
    Nice to meet you Jay. How are you keeping? 
  • GlobsterGlobster Member Posts: 153 Pioneering
    Hello Jasmineirani
    i am fantastic thank you you 
    my poetry writing is keeping me busy 
    I hope you are family members are well and safe?

  • jasmineiranijasmineirani Scope Volunteer Posts: 42 Courageous
    Yes thank you how are you doing today? I hope you and your family are keeping well. 
  • GlobsterGlobster Member Posts: 153 Pioneering
    Hello Jamineirani
    I am fantastic thank you I have writtren  a poem about pemture baby which I have put in scope scommuntry you might want checked out 
    My family are all well and safe

  • jasmineiranijasmineirani Scope Volunteer Posts: 42 Courageous
    Okay I will and well done. 
  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,214 Disability Gamechanger
    Oh that's amazing, @Globster.  Glad you are well and hope you are having a nice weekend too.  Thank you for your kind words.  I'm doing fine thanks too.  Enjoying the lovely sunny weather!  :smiley:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
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