Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Knowing Love in the Time of COVID-19

A month or so ago, I read an article that said “YOU are your safest sex partner”. My first thought was, Sure, especially if you’re hygienic about it. After a few chuckles (what can I say? I have the sexual humor of a hormonally overactive teenager) and further reading, that proved the article was not a joke, I began to think, I guess they might be on to something.

Then, my eyes glimpsed the headline, “Masturbation is all the rage in New York City through the coronavirus pandemic”, imagined the expressions the statement would put on some faces I know, and I began forwarding the link while laughing like a maniac. The poem bits that follow were inspired by my more serious reaction to the wonderful piece of pandemic street art accompanying the article.

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Love
knows barriers
can’t stop knowing
what true love feels
like.

true love knows
barriers can’t stop
us loving

our love knows
barriers can’t stop
knowing love

for Poets and Storytellers United (Weekly Scribblings #18: Art (and turmoil, it seems) Begets Art, birth words inspired by Pandemic Street Art from around the world)

37 comments:

  1. That is just the sweet sort of piece I need to read when my temper runs hot. There's a lot of ugly in this world, but love finds a way to endure.

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  2. Of course you are right ... I am struck as I sit here pondering your poem how many barriers there actually are. In every shape, form, fashion. (not certain this is 'insightful' LOL)

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    1. I think it's very insightful, and perceptive too.

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  3. I feel certain that lovers will don their masks and make a romantic evening still romantic. I know i would if my husband still lived with me♥️

    Happy Wednesday Magaly. Thanks for dropping by to read mine

    Much💚🌎💙love

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    1. I suspect you are correct. My wedding anniversary is coming up, and our celebration tradition involves eating at the first place we ate together. This year, we are planning to order the food, wait for it outside, and then having a picnic while practicing social distancing in love. We can't let the pandemic take more than it has to.

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  4. Love knows. Barriers be damned. It gets through every time. I have a mild case of the giggles now thinking about that news article.

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    1. I am so glad I wasn't the only one giggling about it.

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  5. I feel like jumping up and down right now chanting these words "true love knows barriers can’t stop us loving," and send gloom on its way!❤️ Such truth and beauty in your words, Magaly!🌹

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  6. I love the affirmative tone, and admire your wonderful rearrangements of the same words to say it more and better.

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  7. Love is pretty powerful and so of course is trust, together and things should be OK!

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  8. Your introduction made me chuckle, Magaly! I won’t describe the image in my head to save the blushes of your readers! I love the way you took the ridiculous and made it sublime.

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    1. I'm pretty sure some of our mental images overlap, lol!

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  9. haha i can understand. thanks Magaly for this kinda funny entry! i'm back!

    best regards,

    Hamokine Poet

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  10. Love your sense of humour; the introduction together with Debra's comment made me grin wide. :D

    The poem is spot, and a brilliant response to the featured amazing street artwork. And yes, true love knows no barriers.

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  11. "Barriers can't stop us loving" I remember he NYC blackout and all the babies that resulted. They were singing your tune then also. This time?
    Thanks for fine the prompt. I like street art, we've been having some here in driveways, chalk drawing. I personally like watching Box Car Art go by while I'm waiting for a train go pass.
    ..

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    1. Oh, goodness! Now you have me thinking about a Coronavirus baby boom. I guess time will tell.

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  12. I cackled and then went awwww at love. :)

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  13. Love..the greatest pandemic ever XXX

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  14. Sitting here smiling. No small feat. Great poem, Magaly, always with that wicked sense of humor.

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    1. The thought of you smiling has me smiling. Yay! for that.

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  15. Love your words to this beautiful painting! Big Hugs!

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