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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: March 28, 2020      Views: 33

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PATTY PALMER 

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Teens wanting to hang out despite precautions
"I'm Sorry, Grandma" by Patty Palmer
It was early into the crisis
Of this pandemic virus flu.
They canceled school leaving me
Without anything to do.

All my friends felt the same.
Felt locked up as if in jail.
We sat all day on Instagram
And exchanging our email.

None of us could understand
This excitement over the flu!
It wasn’t fair to keep us apart
And our resentment grew!

You told me we could get sick
But we all knew better than that!
We were all young and healthy!
We knew just where it’s at!

We wouldn’t listen close enough
To what you had to say.
How we could bring it home to you
But, we knew it would be okay.

We kept begging to go out
To meet at the park and chill
Together for an hour or two
It wouldn’t be a big deal!

You made me promise 
To follow the rules that you set down
Stay a distance from each other.
No kissing and playing around! 

We were all so excited!
We’d not hung out in weeks!
Off to the park we went with
All our friends we could seek.

That night when I got home
It felt good to have been out!
And not a thing happened
From our afternoon out.

I heard you coughing in the night
You sounded really bad.
You had a raging fever and
It made me feel so sad.

 
You looked so sick when you left
For that hospital ride.
They wouldn’t let me go with you
And I cried and cried and cried.

No visitors allowed inside
The hospital at all.
The only way to visit was
By making a phone call.

One day I couldn’t reach you!
Grandma, I was scared!.
How I wished I’d listened
I  hope you know much I cared.

Grampa got the message
Over the telephone.
You had gotten worse
And you were never coming home.

My friends gathered around me
On the internet via Skype
Giving their condolences
Sorry for my plight.

Why did we not listen
To our parents who knew best?
Why did we continue
On that unnecessary quest?

I’ll never see your face again
Feel secure held in your arms.
Oh, Grandma, I’m so sorry
That I brought you so much harm.

It didn’t have to happen
That you died alone in the dark
All because of one afternoon
When
I went to the park!



 

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Teenagers all over the place are feeling so trapped at home. It's like they think I made the mall close! We go over it day after day. Maybe someone will listen eventually. If we could just make them understand how serious this is.
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