To Life Before the Lockdown

First published in WRITE ON Magazine, Lockdown Voices Issue. Betty is just 11 years old!

Young Writer, Poetry, Suitable for Young Readers, Quick Read
Dyslexia Font
Betty Mackay

Dec 10   ●  1 min read   ●  WRITE ON Magazine

I miss you, Life Outside the Gate.

​My gate isn’t very high, but now it feels like the top is touching the clouds.

​Whenever I think about before everything happened, I always think about school. I’ve always loved school, just like I love you, Life before the Lockdown.

​I wish that everything was back to normal, so I could go to Titirangi and walk with my mum.

​I miss you too much. It makes my heart feel shrivelled like the rose petals that have fallen from the rose bush out in my backyard.

​I know you are ‘Somewhere Out There’, so please come back.

​I feel I am a lonely star, far from every other star.

​Before everything happened, I felt as close to everyone as a piece of snow in a snow globe.

​So, if you have read my letter properly and understand what I am trying to say, please come back.

​I believe in you.