Nature retaliated one year ago,
With a pandemic that dealt a severe blow
Men and women, Rich and poor,
Black and white, and those in power,
All affected in some way, for better or worse,
Wondering how to make life flow,
The materialistic impact was in most of our mind,
health, economy, jobs, livelihood, and the kind,
This was real and we all respond at different levels,
World bodies, Governments, Businesses, NGO’s and individuals.
Masks, hand sanitisers, social distancing and lockdown,
Tests and vaccines for the virus to be knocked down,
Some helped us to take a step back from the dramatic,
And reflect on the bigger purposes of the pandemic
A reminder that this planet belongs to all forms of life,
not just human beings, there are other beings with life,
reminding us that our purpose is not to just enrich ourselves,
but learn to co-exist and help others make a life for themselves.
All’s not been rosy with abuse in families,
People being discriminated and losing jobs in companies,
Yet, people helping each other responding to needs of communities,
The rich helping those are having financial difficulties,
The poorer harvesting the crops and serving daily necessities,
health care workers working to encourage recoveries,
We are one eco-system, one life process that needs good balance.
When we try to violate the principles of nature and upset the balance,
the universal energy system will act to bring about the balance.
Families have found togetherness, love and balance,
Teams have found trust, synergy and balance,
Society has found respect, compassion and balance,
Love and compassion visibly growing,
Much needed human values liberating,
Reigniting the consciousness of the need to coexist,
Less pollution to ensure that life can exist,
The eco-system is gradually regaining its balance.
Let’s take the learning and live a life of purposeful balance.