Hey folks, I don’t claim to be a poet nor would I but I like to sometimes put my thoughts in a poem structure of sorts. When I checked the news this morning, my heart sank. The world is lost, what’s next I asked myself, and then as I opened a blank page to continue with a work in progress, the below thoughts came out instead.
Stay safe wherever you are.
Our Weary World
Beginning to adjust to the new ways, lockdowns, social distancing
And missing family.
Battles within fought every few days
To keep focus for my own good and to save others.
Waking up to days without names, without function or
A diseased heart dictates.
I could cope just about, then.
Our world is broken.
Not by new ways but old that lived,
secrets in shadows, until the masks, fell off.
From a simmering pot to boiling dry.
Its burning smoke choking us in reality.
The time, when living drenched in unfairness and injustice was never
gone to be no more.
Evil thrived unseen, unspoken, uncared about.
Weaved through society, hidden beneath layers of indifference and I’m alright Jack.
Family is important to Mary and her writing reflects the ups and downs of it all, and what people go through daily. She has been writing short stories for several years and enjoys success with her fiction in magazines, newspapers, and anthologies both in Ireland and abroad, namely Germany, India, and the US. Her stories have been both short/long listed in various competitions. It was because of this success, Mary took the plunge and self-published her first collection of stories titled, A Baker’s Dozen (2012).
When one of her stories kept growing she ended up with her first published novel, My Husband's Sin. This novel turned into a trilogy, with book 2, Don't Call Me Mum, and book 3, No More Secrets following it. Her latest novel, To Live With A Stranger, is based on her Grandmother's country cottage and is a firm favourite with readers.
Mary continues to write novels, novellas, and short stories, dabbling too in playwrighting.
In 2019, Mary attended the University of Limerick and studied for a MA in Creative Writing, receiving First Class Honours.
When taking a break from writing and reading Mary loves to crochet. Living in County Cork, Ireland, she is married and is a mother of four children. Having overcome open heart surgery in 2008, Mary made the decision to dedicate more time to her writing. With her children raised and starting to spread their wings, this became possible.
Now, Mary is also a Nana, a role that brings her happiness and lots of love.
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2 thoughts on “Our Weary World, (my thoughts)”
Really like the poem, Mary. You nailed it.So true unfortunately.
Thank you, Mary.