Geoff Le Pard is a kind, sensitive human being. It shows in this beautiful poem. He has captured the story of Ruthie Henschell and her mother perfectly. At the same time, his poem connects with the stories of so many people around the world during these difficult times.
Many of you will know my guest poet this week. It’s the talented Geoff Le Pard. Before you read his powerful poem, here’s a bit about him:
Geoff Le Pard started writing to entertain in 2006. He hasn’t left his keyboard since. When he’s not churning out novels he writes some maudlin self-indulgent poetry, short fiction and blogs at geofflepard.com. He walks the dog for mutual inspiration and most of his best ideas come out of these strolls. He also cooks with passion if not precision.
Geoff Le Pard
I wrote this after I listened to actress, Ruthie Henschell describing being allowed to visit and hold her mother one year after lockdown started and how her mother is now speechless and incapable of walking, all lost during her enforced isolation; a cruel death-in-life.
I’ve lost you to Covid.
In March we held hands. Shared…
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