Saturday, June 6, 2020

Remembering D-Day 76 years later


Neither physical distance
Nor illness, wind, and rain
Shall keep those brave souls
From our thoughts and memories
Today and always
Those who fought on D-Day
So hard and long
So we could have the freedoms
We enjoy today
Are in our thoughts and prayers
Men some young, some old
Some in between
Scared, shaking in their skins
Found the inner courage
The stamina and the bravery
To go to war
On distance shore
14000 souls, brave and true
Landed on Juno Beach
The 6th Armoured Regiment (1st Hussars)  Crewed by William Reed, Frank White, Frank Fowler ,Terry Doherty and Everett Smith,
And others , in tanks and on foot

Battled waves, wicked weather
To face tanks, big guns and men
Trying to take land
To end the war                                  

To save their families
From tyranny and strife
They gave their all
So we could end the war
To have peace again
And enjoy the fruits of life
So on this day 76 years later
And every day
We enjoy our freedom
We remember their sacrifice.
                                                         ©Sheilagh Lee  June 6, 2020


Tuesday, April 21, 2020

In this together


Reach out
Call someone
Keep them close
While keeping them safe
Physical distancing is hard
Let’s connect
By phone by video
We are all one
In this together
In lockdown
©Sheilagh Lee  April 21, 2020

Monday, April 20, 2020

Sending love and prayers to #NovaScotia #onenationinmourning


Twenty people their lives
Taken
Maybe more
Lives cut short
By senseless violence
Biggest mass murder
In Canada no credit to
The evil man
Who shall evermore be nameless
His death uncounted 
Unmourned
Who pretended to be a cop.
Innocent people
Dead
A police officer/ mother dead
Another one injured
Evil came to Nova Scotia
Or hearts hurt and
We mourn
We cry
Even if we remember and pray
They rest in peace
We need to make sure this
Never ever happens again

twenty of the victims of the Nova Scotia Shooting : April19.2020
R. I. P. ~Constable Heidi Stevenson, Aaron Tuck, Jolene Oliver and Emily Tuck, Sean McLeod, Alanna Jenkins, Tom Bagley, Lisa McCully, Heather O'Brien, Kristen Beaton, Greg and Jamie Blair, Lillian Hyslop, Gina Goulet, Elizabeth Joanne Thomas and John Joesph Zahl, Corrie Ellison, Dawn Madsen and Frank Gulenchyn, Joey Webber.



Sunday, April 19, 2020

We are human


Adversity
Human nature
To overcome
We fight, fight, fight
We win
Human nature
To crave human contact
Too
But we know that’s
Not possible right now
But we will win
If we stick it out
Because we are strong
We are invisible
We are human
©Sheilagh Lee  April 19, 2020

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Safe at home


Lockdown
Nothing altered
All the same
Accept the deaths 
Of course
And the grief
As people 
Young and old
Sick or dying
Fall
3 different strains
Knocking on the door
Open up
Not a chance
I’m staying inside
Safe at home
Wide spread testing
Needs to happen
Then the cure
For all to change

©Sheilagh Lee  April 18, 2020

Friday, April 17, 2020

A little longer please


Open the border?
Not quite yet
We’re not ready
You see
The virus hasn’t quite
Reached its peak
Testing hasn’t been done
We’ll wait a little longer, 
I prefer my parachute please
©Sheilagh Lee  April 17, 2020

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Sun is going to shine


The sun is going to shine
The days are going to get long
The vaccine is going to come
We all have to wait it out
But good days will come
©Sheilagh Lee  April 15, 2020

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Isolation


Isolation
Not just a word
We’re all locked in our homes
Some alone
Some with someone
Some with family
Frustration
Missing connection
With others
We yearn
For that link
Friendship
Family
We are all missing
But we stay
For the same reason
Because we love
Friends and family
We will endure
Until the vaccination comes
That frees us from
These invisible bonds
©Sheilagh Lee  April 15, 2020

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Go away


I hear my grandchild cry
When can I see you Grandma?
Come here, come here.
My heart breaks a little
I miss her so
But I know I am doing this for her
I am keeping both of us safe
Soon we’ll be together
Soon we’ll hug and cry
And smile
We we’ll win
We will this make this virus go away.
©Sheilagh Lee  April 14, 2020

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Missing Dad


Dad I miss you
I miss our talks
The way you said my name
The lopsided smile
That made me beam
You singing to your records
The song you said was about mom
The smile you gave only to her
The love you showed her everyday
With gestures big and small
The poetry you shared with me
The way you showed us
You loved us your children
And grandchildren each and everyone
I miss you
But I know someday
Very far way
Will be together
Again
Happy Birthday Dad



©Sheilagh Lee  April 12, 2020