Photo Credit: Ellen McCann

I feel like
A caged tiger
Never knowing
How long a
may last

This COVID-19 seems like
An attack on my freedom
Like a controlled emotional manipulation
To create a complete mental breakdown
Triggered to feel and believe I am

—without control
—without hope

And it feels like I
have been here before
Locked in a prison
Of my mind

Yet one part of me will
Never again be caged
—my wounded heart

Perhaps I think of this as a great awakening
As if I am a race horse being held at the gate
So that my energy can build
Before the horn blares
So I have the best chance
To win the race
to live my best life

So let me “be still” and rest
Before the time comes
To set America free

—a return to hope
—a return to faith
—a return to peace

Set her soul free
Set my soul free

With hope,

Ruth Renee

4-5-2020 #ruthrenee #healing #writing #poetry #covid19 #quarantine #shelterinplace #hope #inspiration #america #tiger #faith

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