Lockdown voyage!

Locked down!

Faces etched with frowns -

Our world shrinks

To the sum of our homes,

But minds free to roam.


Where to go?


World framed by a window pane

Room to room - couch to bed

But darker journeys in my head!

Imagination sets sail

Tossed in a sea of pain

Of loss, of fear, of those held dear,

Passing islands of despair

To see the anxiety locked in there.


What to do?


Read and write

An hour on the bike?

Bake and rake

An hour to jump and shake?

A drink - a brew

Binge watch a movie or two?

Weep and cry

For those who die?


Breathe in - breathe out

Bring that vessel about!


For darkness find light

For pain find comfort

For despair find hope

For anxiety find serenity

Captain your mind to navigate your destiny!


  • The Uneducated O.A.P

    And keep your fingers crossed, stay sane, Bill

    • sue.evans

      And to you and yours!

    • Fay Slimm.

      Words of needed encouragement to keep carrying on while house-bound - a voyage that could find us doing things we never knew how before lockdown are both easy and fun. Thanks for sharing the gloom of fear's questions unanswered Sue - - look forward to reading more of your work,

      • sue.evans

        Thank you 😊

      • ANGELA & BRIAN

        Angela here - Good Afternoon SUE ! LOCKDOWN has spawned some interesting ODES ! We have posted a FUSION (click on DEVELOPING to see it) on *LOCKDOWN* Please visit and add a POEM - Thanks. I love your POEM - V 1. Locked down @ Home - V 2. We can let our Imaginations - roam free V 3. Love the internal rhymes and the hope expressed in V 4. Light for Darkness - Comfort for Pain - Hope for Despair - Security for Anxieties - Captain your mind to Navigate your Destiny ! We can all learn something from LOCKDOWN ! Thanks for sharing ! Please check todays Poem *SMOKEY OUR FIRST CAT !*

        Blessings & Peace & Joy
        Love Angela & Brian 💛💛💛

        • sue.evans

          Thanks for reading and recommendations for further reading.

        • Goldfinch60

          Good words Sue, we must all keep on the track of sanity and our wondrous destiny will be there for us.


          • sue.evans

            Thanks Andy- stay safe!

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