The Sudden Change

The world has come to a screeching halt.
Forcing us to be six feet apart.
The insidious virus has taken control.
It has shaken people’s souls.
What people thought would be reasons to frown.
Became ways to reconnect with their family and slow down.
Mom, dad, sister, and brother are all here.
There are so many reasons to cheer!
Mom can teach us how to cook.
Dad can read us a good book.
The air has gotten cleaner.
I can play outside longer, I am eager.
All is not as bad as it seems.
Perhaps this virus has taught us to value each other,
and value each second we spend together.

--Harneet K., Adult