and the people stayed home

And the people stayed home.
And read books, and listened, and rested,
and exercised, and made art,
and played games, and learned new ways of being,
and were still.
And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced.
Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.
And the people healed.
And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways,
the earth began to heal.
And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again,
they grieved their losses, and made new choices,
and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.

– Kitty O’Meara


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  1. This unprecedented situation with the virus provided us with a valuable opportunity to find ourselves in our forced solitude. A poem that gathers that feeling in each one of the verses. A very clear message of what we should do and that we should avoid in this new stage of our lives.
    I enjoyed reading the poetry.
    Manuel

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