The Kids Are Not OK.

A child loves a hug,

To be loved, to be snug

In a parent’s warm embrace

Or with their friends face to face.

Little boys they like to rumble

Little girls they like to cuddle

Teens love to just hang out

Chew the fat, lounge about.

Being home suited some

It made others want to run

But a new way of life out there

Has left sone kids feeling spare.

Social distance is confusing

Being apart, the kids are losing

Don’t play tip, nor hang out

Hugs, affection, you shall not flout.

Sit together in the class

But stay apart when on the grass

Yes, work closely on your project

No, in playgrounds we don’t connect.

For kids affection it is crucial

As much as trust and being truthful

This confusion every day,

It means the kids are not ok.

Published by felicitylenehan

Felicity Lenehan Australia Experienced journalist, copywriter, sub-editor, editor and stylist, who has worked on newspapers, magazines, websites, newsletters, in marketing and PR, and for large and small corporations, internationally.

One thought on “The Kids Are Not OK.

  1. I feel in this missive, you’ve brought out some deep down personal feelings here, relating to Oliver, Benjamin, Molly and Henry. Can I say that you’ve opened up your heart and let it out, which give you some relief. After all, this isolatory period we’re going through is not just about the kids, although of course, they are the most important.

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