It's only March: A reflection on COVID-19

I trudge towards the spinning line,

Feet soaked by morning dew

Each grass blade glistens and shines,

Poking through the once-brown yard.

Clouds gather and blue turns grey with hope.

Orange skies no longer choked by smoke.

But it’s only March and we’re breathless again.

A new enemy crouches.

But instead of fighting fires

We’re retreating in the shadows.

Till he scampers off,

And brown turns to green once more.


Poem by Ali Leader, Sydney, Australia


  1. Excellent Ali, I really like this a lot and I’m reminded of the huge burden all of you fine folks out there down under have had to cope with and your faith is beautiful and strong I see, which makes me want to work harder to be better all-around and hopefully inspire as you are here and to also make some difference in helping others to continue fighting the good fight until our Lord takes us home! God Bless You and Yours my Sweet Friend and Christian Sister! 😊 🙏 ❤

      1. You’re welcome anytime my Sister in Christ Jesus. Amen.
        I truly appreciate and need your inspiration and encouragement as well. God Bless. 🙏 🙏

  2. Hey there Ali! What happened to “7 tips for thriving in quarantine: Love your community” early Saturday morning here when I got up I saw this cool video clip so it was on my desktop and I got caught up all morning having to leave the internet and by the time I had a chance to get back to a message I had started to put together for you I tried to finally respond by early afternoon and its not there?
    I was so touched by your effort and presentation I feel like I should just send the comment along here and then later I could add it to the originally intended one if it comes back! I hope this is OK so I’m just being a bit impulsive and trusting intuition.
    “7 tips for thriving in quarantine: Love your community”
    Wow now that’s a great Very Proactive and Christian minded thoughtful thing to do Ali! You sure are having a good time with it and actually some fun! I’m happy for you and wish I was there to watch in person, that’s how much of an impact you had on me! Thank you for sharing and being the wonderful advocate dear lady you are! God bless you! 🙏 🙏 🙏 😉 👍 ♥️ 🌻 🌈 🌻 🌞

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