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I’m getting rid of the ‘should’

I made it up for myself

It’s a stupid rule anyway

I’m putting that on the shelf

Don’t want to get up

Don’t want to get dressed

Don’t want to exercise

Don’t want to be stressed

Don’t want to allow in

All the sad news

Don’t want to wallow in

Covid-19 Blues

Don’t want to connect

Because then we’ll all chat

About Corona Virus

I’ve had enough of that

Don’t want to de-clutter

Or create something new

Don’t want to dive in

To all the projects to do

Refuse to feel guilty

Or pressure myself

But I’m not so sure Netflix

Is good for my health

In the morning I meditate

That’s something I like

Go within and think good thoughts

And give up the fight

Writing is good

I can create my own world

Couples are dancing

I’m now being twirled!

I’m reading good books

I’m painting my nails

Sometimes I create content

For future business sales.

While Pachamama breathes

I take a breather too

Fill my heart with gratitude

Instead of feeling blue

I’m glad it is the springtime

And flowers are in bloom

I’m relieved I can see my loved ones

Thank you so much ZOOM!

And for all the people that I serve

A comforting thought or inspiring word

I’m thankful for the community

Where we can all be seen and heard

Forgive yourself and crank the tunes

Celebrate another day

Accept what is and rejoice

For all the wildlife out at play

Connect to our beautiful


Let her rest in our human delay

So when we breathe clean air again

We’ll have a new canvas in which to play

And meanwhile what you think you ‘should’

Or ‘ought’ to do

Relieve your pressure

Just BE you.

******* by Shannon O’Flaherty 21/4/2020


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