To Life Before the Lockdown

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

Young Writer, Suitable for Young Readers
Betty Mackay | The commuting Book
Betty Mackay

Dec 10   ●  1 min read

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.

First published in WRITE ON Magazine.

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