Editor:

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I woke up old and all alone

Feeling sorry for myself.

And then I turned on my TV

And realized I am blessed.

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People in the nursing homes

Cannot leave their rooms.

Loved ones can no longer visit

All they know is gloom.

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I am 85 with a loving family

I have food upon my table

If I want to go out and walk

Thanks to God I am still able.

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People in New York City

Are not allowed to go outside

The city once was a place of happiness

Is now about the people who have died.

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And I looked at the Foodbank lines

Cars as far as you can see

I know but for the grace of God

In that line could be me.

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They sit in the line for hours

Their family needs food no doubt

When they finally get to end of the line

Supplies have just ran out.

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We are not to hug our loved ones

Very dangerous we are told

We have other ways to show our love

And still protect the sick and old.

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Your family knows you love them

And they are forever in your heart

Show them how much you really care

By distancing 6 feet apart.

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Small sacrifices seem a bit tedious

Only God knows what lies ahead

Alabama could be like New York

If the virus continues to spread.

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Some people get very sick

While others may never know

They can be infecting people

Symptoms they never know.

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Alabama continues to distance

And let’s do our very best

So we’ll never hear the word “Positive”

If we take the Covid-19 test. 

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Barbara Casteel

Florence