28 Days - a Covid-19 Poem
- by Esther Whitehead :
- Mar 28,2020
Esther Whitehead is Managing Trustee of the Dyslexia Foundation of NZ, and Founder of Sustainable Queenstown Trust.
She works both locally and nationally to advocate for social and environmental justice. Esther is a writer, speaker and facilitator and lives in Queenstown.
28 Days Later- it works both ways!
In 28 days time
We'll be back to business as usual
Trump and others tell us, it seems
A strong economy
Is more important than
Our robust systems will get us through
Some say it's perverse to say
We've been gifted an opportunity in Covid19
Let's implement those metrics beyond GDP
Money can buy happiness now
and It's hard to believe
Our lives depend on our planet's boundaries
Financial wealth is a fallacy for the future
We can't eat money
We hope for life to be normal
Whatever that is!
We're facing an existential crisis
Coronavirus is not the biggest issue we face
I realise this may be a shock!
For now, Mother Nature rests and revives
Let us learn from this grief and take stock for a moment!
Now read from the bottom of the poem.