Sunday Photo Fiction and Sunday Writing prompt – Lockdown

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THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Stolen Glances” by John Thornberg: peer, reflection, cruel, play, fair, payment, look, laced, silver, fades, stolen, until

No time to play and we are inside
We see our peers virtually
Wash hands, stay home and stay safe
Time for reflection internally

Lockdown, no traffic until it’s gone
Some say it’s cruel but fair
Stay safe, stay home and wash hands
Payment of nature for all we care

I’m sure there’s silver lining after
Look at it positively
Wash hands, stay home and stay safe
Keep busy, live lives meaningfully

Memories might fade before lockdown
This is it now, new normal
Stay safe, stay home and wash hands
Wear pyjamas, let’s be informal*

(c) ladyleemanila 2020

* The ZaniLa Rhyme, a form created by Laura Lamarca, consists 4 lines per stanza.
The rhyme scheme for this form is abcb and a syllable count of 9/7/9/9 per stanza.
Line 3 contains internal rhyme and is repeated in each odd numbered stanza.
Even stanzas contain the same line but swapped.
The ZaniLa Rhyme has a minimum of 3 stanzas and no maximum poem length.

For: Sunday Photo Fiction – July 26 2020,  Sunday Writing prompt – Lockdown – July 26th,  Whirligig 275

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