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Coronavirus - Poems for the Lockdown

Emotional poems for coronavirus lockdown sufferers about Depression, Despair, Faith and Triumph. While we nervously wait for a vaccine and this lockdown to end many people are finding comfort in reading poetry during these difficult times. Here are some reflections on life amid Covid-19.

It is normal to feel sad, distressed, worried, confused, scared or angry when experiencing a situation such as COVID-19. However, signs of severe emotional distress, such as persistent insomnia, interpersonal problems, disabling fear, increased use of alcohol or drugs, indicate you should reach out for help.

I Will Not Die

© 2016 Christine Mulvihill
 

I used to think the world was fair and that life works itself out
But now I’m confused and my heart’s filled with doubt,
The threads of this dream are starting to unwind
I’ve come to learn the world is unjust and fate is unkind.

I always thought you were real but my perception was blind
You’re blurring my vision and playing with my mind,
Slowly like the sands of time you’re ripping away at my soul
You’ve taken all I have, all that makes me whole,

Driving myself crazy trying to fill that empty void
But I can’t pull it together, my confidence you’ve destroyed.
You’ve taken my happiness and replaced it with hate
So much hatred and anger I just can’t take.
You’ve poisoned me enough, I’ll break down and cry
But never will I give up, no I will not die.

You will not take me down, you will not conquer me tonight
I will not lie down in my grave I’ll stand up and fight,
I maybe bleeding but take off that smile if you think you’ve won
A knife through my heart is nothing, the battle’s just begun.

There is warrior inside me that you failed to see
A strength you missed while you were judging me
She will not give up as easy as you think
I’m drowning in depression but she will not sink.

Through all the pain and criticism she will stand tall
When pushed passed the limit she will not fall,
I will take whatever you give to me
And with God by my side I will be free.

I won’t bow down to you and just take the abuse
You can’t break my faith, don’t try there’s no use.
So you can turn that smile into a frown
Because this is one girl that just won’t go down.


I Once was Lost

Confused

Life Just Isn’t Fair

I Live a Lie

What If Faith is Not Enough?

Confidence

This Curse

You Push and I Fall

Cover-Up

So Now I Lay Me Down to Cry

Life is One Tough Pill to Swallow

No Relief

Depression

Misery

The Man from Everywhere But Here