Reading and Writing Our Way Forward
Out of nowhere a virus came
And took us by surprise
All the schools and stores closed for the night
A night that has lasted months with no end in sight
Maybe even a whole year
So many of us filled with fear
But we came together
At the most unlikely time
Knowing this will change our lives forever
We know we’re in it together
We are staying home
We are alone together
We still have hope
Cooking with each other
Creating delicious meals
Sometimes getting in our feels
Discovering things we didn’t know we could do
“Wait I can draw! That's new!”
Creating new playlists
Starting new YouTube channels
To pass the time
To spread the joy
Even though it might be weird
With the streets so clear
We have to remember
Things are going to go back to normal soon
But for now we are playing video games till noon
Holding onto hope that we will come out of this soon
Keeping our heads high and our minds strong
What Have I Become- Celine Gonzalez
I look so different
Why did it happen?
My shaven hair
My visible smile
My bubbly attitude
I finally feel better about myself
When I look at the mirror
I like what I see
It makes me happy
It could just be quarantine
But I like what I become
Even though I never thought it would happen.
What is that in the window?
Is that the sun?
It looks so new yet familiar.
The fluffy clouds,
The swaying of the trees,
And the warm breeze makes my heart light up with joy.
I would love to breathe in the clouds
Feel the sun beam in my face
But yet, the curtains are drawn.
That world I once knew is now gone
It’s too far away to get a grasp of it
Yet, it is so close to be in it
It was such a beautiful sight!
It’s too bad I might not see it again
Because it is outside.
I’m in a place that was my heaven and it's my dull hell
Trapped here and can never escape
Many ways to leave, but can never go
Stuck in a maze that is my home
And everytime I lay asleep, I try to talk in the world of silence that is my dreams
But they only respond with, “We are fine! No need to worry!”
But they don’t care that the silence and the darkness is consuming us
All they care about is trying to survive beneath the four walls
They don’t care about the hidden abyss they will find
They just want to see if they will live for one more day
It is what I call Isolation.
Video Games-Celine Gonzalez
It always puts a smile on my face
Even though I rage a bit
It’s oddly addictive
Is it hurting or helping us?
I don’t care, they will always be close to my heart
A fantasy universe where you have a quest to complete
Or a deeper story to find
No matter which one, it makes you want to forget the cruel reality that is life
But the best part is to restart
Either to replay memories
Or have a different story path
And we just want to live in that beautiful fantasy
But we can never restart
Because we aren’t in a video game.
We never knew about you,
We thought you never existed,
But here you are now.
Spreading lies on when you will leave,
Breaking people from the inside out,
The murders you committed,the lives you stole.
All we have is hope,
But you might never go,
Maybe you will never leave.
Even if you do leave,
there’s a chance you might come back.
In your nightmares, Celine Gonzalez