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Rated: E · Poetry · Family · #2217840
Childhood was once bright, while adulthood is left by a shadow of doubt from COVID-19.
Prompt: Draw (in words) a map of where you live now or lived as a child.

Transitions

A childhood so bright, you'd think the world was handed to her.
Neighbors filled with love, raising one that doesn't know her way.
Laughter fills her spirit through crafts and lessons how to bake.
Rolling through healthy blades of grass, eyeing shapes in the clouds.
A new home with character, fitting for the family of five - uncertain yet filled with love.

A mother whose love could fill the universe.
A father who works hard for his family.
A daughter who takes on responsibilities for them all.
A son lost, yet destined to be found.
4 loyal pups, with hearts of gold.
Her.
Given opportunity, but never confident enough to grab it.

A mother whose life was stolen much too early.
A father who can't work, yet can't imagine retirement.
A daughter who risks her life, saving others with COVID.
A son engulfed with resentment, unable to let go.
4 pups whose ashes we shall save.
Her.
Far from her dreams, but not where she was.

A bleak world with limited opportunities. Jobs torn from millions.
Neighbors hide when you stop by, afraid you'll infect them.
Loneliness is engulfed in our spirits. Distanced from those we love.
The streets are empty. The aisles bare. Stores are closed without a care.
A home is broken, falling apart, fitting for a family of two that share few words.
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