I dreamed a dream in time goes by
When life returns to more forgiving
I dreamed that masks were out of sight
Except on Halloween with candy giving.
When we were young and unafraid
When hugging Grandpa posed no limits
Our days galore of fun and games
Looking both ways before we crossed our aim.
But the virus came along
The impact soft as thunder,
As our world fell apart
And our days left without their wonder.
We lived too long while stuck inside
Our hopes and prayers put on back burners,
It wasn’t gone as autumn came.
With dreams of life returning.
We slashed our plans to party on
Weddings and Bar Mitzvah’s without the music.
We had a dream of brides in white
Children praying at the bema
And still we dream our life will be
Pulling our chairs up to the table.
We will share a cup or two
A little Nova, an everything bagel
The days are growing longer
Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow
We’ll grab a moment to reflect
And know we emerged so much stronger.
Double vaxxed now filled with hope
Six feet apart has gotten closer
Touching elbows and hugging shoulders.
While we kneel and pray for strength
Deep breaths while chanting prayers
“When we were young and unafraid
There was no ransom to paid.
But the tigers came at night with their voices soft as thunder.”
So for today we will rise above the cloud
Shrouding our better judgement.
We will open up our minds and dream that peace is on its way.