Poem: Everybody's struggling
When 2020 became 2021
A year felt lost, another hardly yet begun.
Disappointments, stay home and don't you dare moan -
There are others worse off, "Keep Calm and Carry On"!
But for you the hours blur within each week,
Each month seeming harder, your anxiety peaks.
It's hard to stay positive, you try your very best
To focus on what you can control, no more and no less.
Everywhere you turn the doom seems to follow,
Your efforts to swim, falter, weighed down by an invisible hollow.
Now hope's on the horizon, but a route back to life
Seems to make you feel worse, like there's no end in sight.
Though everyone is struggling, don't you give in -
You deserve help and support to find your own strength within.
Don't stay silent. Reach out.
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