Welcome to Poetry.com

Poetry.com is a huge collection of poems from famous and amateur poets from around the world — collaboratively published by a community of authors and contributing editors.

Navigate through our poetry database by subjects, alphabetically or simply search by keywords. You can submit a new poem, discuss and rate existing work, listen to poems using voice pronunciation and even translate pieces to many common and not-so-common languages.

Rate this poem:(2.00 / 1 vote)

With Style in this Pandemic

Once I wake up in the morning I look into the mirror
I see an image looking back at me; I wonder who is there?
I gaze upon this marvelous face and much to my surprise,
Discover that I am that face which I highly prize.

So, too, I know I am a wonderful work of art!
I know I can do many things and be a part
Of all of us, as it goes, to be a person in this place;
To reach out to everyone and with my spirit embrace
The unity we share as each woman, child, and man
Together seeking friendship; life’s harmony as best we can.

No matter where we come from; no matter how near or far
I can journey along hand in hand to reach the brightest star.
I’m a person with style; I have a celebrated role;
Bringing forth myself, I share my loving soul.

I’m a person with style; I have a special kind of class;
I stand and shine for all to see like of piece of polished glass.
I’m a person with style, and you I do invite
To make with me an eternal adventure, reaching the highest heights.

During this most challenging health crisis here on earth
Just being who I am, I share my dignity and worth.
While loving my neighbor, whoever they may be,
I wear my face mask and social distance; this is key.

Respect toward others can keep me safe and healthy
By washing my hands and facetiming can keep the virus from me.
I am one of a kind as each and every one of us are
Staying safe and healthy will take us very far.

The human race is resilient and able to make a stand
As the effective force to beat this virus’ demand
Of simply surviving without prejudice or malice
Without judgement or politics to be contained within it palace;

A living breathing specimen, a person, pet, or more;
This COVID 19 virus doesn’t think or keep a score
Of how many lives it has impacted each and every day
Whether we survive or simply pass away.

So, when I wake up in the morning I look into the mirror
I see an image looking back at me and I accept who is there!
I gaze upon this marvelous face and much to my surprise,
Know that I am that face which I highly prize.

Therefore, I know I am a wonderful work of art!
I believe I can do many things and be a part
Of all of us, as it goes, to be a person in this place;
To reach out to everyone and with my spirit embrace
The unity we share as each woman, child, and man
Together seeking friendship; life’s harmony as best we can.

The joy, peace, sorrow, and anxiety
Demonstrate my humanness, my treasures in society.
Although I am only one on a family of billions
I am able to be the best I can as one of life’s children.

I’m a person with style; I have a special kind of class;
I stand and shine for all to see like of piece of polished glass.
I’m a person with style, and you I do invite
To make a difference, to reach the highest heights.
Font size:
Collection  Edit     
 

Submitted on January 03, 2021

2:45 min read
15 Views

Lynne Provance

Lynne was a performing arts/gifted educator in the state of Ohio, USA for more than 42 years. She has also written and shared her poetry with Poetry.com years ago and written plays in meter, as well as have some of her poetry published in a variety of newsletters. The submitted poem was originally written in 1998. It has been updated because of the COVID 19 pandemic. more…

All Lynne Provance poems | Lynne Provance Books

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Discuss this Lynne Provance poem with the community:

0 Comments

    Translation

    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "With Style in this Pandemic" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 4 Aug. 2021. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/59768/with-style-in-this-pandemic>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    More poems by

    Lynne Provance

    »

    Browse Poetry.com

    Quiz

    Are you a poetry master?

    »
    Which of these poets was not American?
    • A. Emily Dickinson
    • B. Ezra Pound
    • C. Rudyard Kipling
    • D. Walt Whitman

    Our favorite collection of

    Famous Poets

    »