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'Window Pane' - North Bromsgrove High School student's poem sums up how we are all feeling

Tristan Harris 14th May, 2020 Updated: 14th May, 2020

A STUDENT from North Bromsgrove High School and Sixth Form has penned a poem to epitomise the feelings many are going through during the Coronavirus lockdown.

Liberty Bullock was asked to write a piece based on a picture of a girl sitting at a window and decided to create one about her own experiences of the current pandemic, staring out of the window.

Her English teacher loved it so much it was posted on the school’s Twitter page and, after receiving a great response, her teachers suggested she send it to the local newspaper as others would be able to relate to it.

Liberty’s poem ‘Window Pane’ is below.

Window Pane

I sit by the window,

Head resting in my hand,

Thinking of the beaches,

Thinking of the sand.

 

The bipolar weather,

Is working just a treat,

I can’t see the flowers,

Too scared to be on the street.

 

The silent killer wonders,

Withdrawing its sword,

The poor NHS soldiers,

We’ve always adored.

 

Nothing like the common cold,

Nothing we’ve seen before,

We’ve never fought this kind of battle,

We’ve never fought this kind of war.

 

As I sit at the window,

Longing to go outside,

I remember all the people,

Who’s lives I’m saving worldwide.

 

I think of all my friends,

Wondering how they’re coping,

This will be over before we know it,

At least that is what I’m hoping.

 

I do keep checking in,

On everyone’s emotional cyclones,

For our outside social lives,

Have been replaced by our phones.

 

Only seeing the same people,

Is drawing me to outside,

But I won’t bring myself to it,

I shall stay in and hide.

 

I’m thinking that the window,

Isn’t the only one with a tough pain,

So, everybody please follow the rules,

And we shall meet again.

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