Why has it taken this strange new virus
To make us look at the world
With different eyes and different views
To look closely at nature unfurl?
Why have we suddenly noticed
The damage we did before
And suddenly appreciate the tiny things
The beauty around, just a little bit more?
Why has it taken this lockdown
To suddenly see what means most
To suddenly see the simple things
To see them right up close?
It’s not what we appreciate now
But what we appreciate after that matters most
Will we behave differently
Will we still see nature up close?
Let’s hope our appreciation of the world and our fellow human beings is much kinder, much more thoughtful than we were before all this came along. Then all these deaths, all this heartache won’t have been for nothing…..
Will we respect then what we learnt to respect now?