Hope Is All We Have

Waiting for the vaccine Waiting and craving the return to “normal” And even the mundane  This is insane In our homes for nearly a year Afraid of dying, afraid to go out  Living in fear Vaccine distribution slow if not nonexistent Promises not kept 350,000 people gone While loved ones helplessly wept…

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The Cost Of Living

Yesterday a dear FB friend asked me if I had taken my Facebook page, “Pug You MS” down.  “Yes, I really don’t want to talk about ms anymore”, I replied.  And boy did I mean it.  I hope I didn’t come across abrupt I thought to myself, I just can’t stand…

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Brokenhearted Sheep

Every day I find myself looking at my phone and wishing I could see my brother’s number light up just one more time.  I still cry wondering how he died.  Was he able to breathe?  I hope he knew I loved him. My heart still breaks that he like all…

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Alone Together

Friends and family are dying  People everywhere are crying  When will it end Is the government lying  Some wear a mask  Some want to fight  Afraid of losing their rights  Can’t buy a cure Can’t buy a hug Not even a mask Staying healthy is a task Dreams on hold …

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The Essential Supermarket Employee: COVID-19

Here in New York City where everyone is still under a “shelter in place” order and everything is still closed except for the necessities like supermarkets, I wanted to talk to someone who has been working the front lines albeit in a different way, every single day:  my nephew Jim. Where do you work?…

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COVID-19 In Nursing Homes: My Brother

As I write this over 10,000 long term care facility residents have passed away from COVID-19 in the U.S.A. (source ABC news).In N.Y.S. well over 3000 have passed away from COVID-19. My brother was one of them. Each day I tune in to our Governor’s press conference to see if…

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