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Our hearts feel cramped within our chest
We’ve been too long indoors, I guess
Stretched to the ultimate, test on test
Bordering on a confined state of unrest.

A year and a half, scrapped from our life
Writhing, squirming, strife within strife
Trapped, pinned by the blade of a knife
And struggling hard against pain so rife.

By nature, our span of life nearly spent
Minds tired with seeds of discontent
For we’re tenants on earth, paying a rent.
The term is fixed for the life we’re sent.

How can we fathom time to complete
In closure of aims, in no sense of defeat
With weakened bodies and heavy of feet
Trudging the miles to our last retreat.

God of mercy show compassion we pray
Inspire, edify us, at the close of day
For faith to race on to the end of the fray
This too shall pass, lead kindly our way.

To succumb not, our endurance increase
With humble request we bow our knees
Save us, listen to our young ones’ pleas
As we all storm heaven, till this evil flees.


  1. Lydia says:

    Thanks Lola for speaking on behalf of all Elders’. Very sincere and heartfelt plea. God bless you and all the Elderly going through this difficult phase. πŸ‘πŸ™πŸ’πŸ‘

    • Loretta says:

      Thank you so much, Lyd… Yes, we are going through the most difficult phase ever. Hope it ends soon… πŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜˜
      Praising and thanking God for seeing y’all through the worst, and us too… All will be well! ✝️❀

  2. Lucy D'souza. says:

    Very very beautiful and inspiring plea, recited so well by our dear sister, Lola! Brought tears to my eyes! Thanks Lola. Very well written and expressed. πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ™πŸ’πŸ’žβ€οΈ

    • Loretta says:

      Lus, thanks for the appreciation… But sorry it made you cry… Cheer up, li’l sis, things will get better… Y’all have suffered from the virus and recovered, thanks to God’s grace… He will protect us.. God bless.. ✝️🌹😘

  3. Rosh Naidu says:

    As an elderly , this is exactly my feeling. . I pray that God answers our prayers. God bless you my sis n family. HUGS

    • Loretta says:

      You’re the youngest ‘elderly ‘ I know, Roshie.. 😍🌹Thank you for always encouraging me and being so supportive… Yes, hoping we see the end of this pandemic soon. God bless us ALL! πŸ™πŸ»β€

  4. Bonnie DSouza says:

    So well written and rymed. Thank and praise God for your talent. May this phase pass away soon.

    • Loretta says:

      Praise the Lord! πŸ™πŸ» Thanks a lot,, Bonnie…your encouraging comment means a lot! God bless and stay safe! ❀ This too shall pass! 😍

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