Searching for the Author of the Pandemic Essay Spreading Across the Web

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“Children encouraged to get creative for Medway COVID Chronicles project – Medway Council is encouraging children across Medway to write poems, stories, create drawings and paintings, videos or even music sharing their experiences during this most unusual time.”

The essay below is quickly traveling the Web. The question as to who is the writer is already emerging. This site is the closest I have come to possibly finding an answer. However, one must assume that what is written on this page is truthful and factual. I have no proof but offer this link and site as the closest I have come to possibly locating the author. The essay lays below:


It was March 2020…
The streets were empty,
The shops closed.
People couldn’t get out,
But spring did not know.

And the flowers began to bloom,
The sun shone,
The birds sang.
The swallows would soon arrive,
The sky was blue,
The morning arrived early.
It was March 2020…

Young people had to study online,
And find occupations at home.
People could no longer go shopping,
Or go to the hairdressers.
Soon there would be no more room in the hospitals,
And people continued to get sick.
But spring did not know,
The time to go to the garden arrived,
The grass grew greener.
It was March 2020…

People have been put on lock down,
To protect grandparents, families and children.
No more meetings or meals,or family celebrations.
The fear became real and the days were therefore similar.
But spring did not know.
Apples, cherry trees and others bloomed,
The leaves grew.

People started reading, playing with their families,
Learning different languages.
Singing on the balcony inviting neighbours to do the same.
Being supportive and focusing on other values.
People realized the importance of health,
Of suffering, of this world that had stopped,
Of the economy that had collapsed.

But spring did not know,
The flowers gave way to the fruit,
The birds made their nests,
The swallows had arrived.

Then the liberation came,
People found out on TV,
The virus had lost!
People took to the streets, sang and cried.
Hugged their neighbours,
Without masks and gloves.

And that’s when summer came.
Because spring did not know.
He continued to be there despite everything.
Despite the virus, fear and death.
Because spring didn’t know,
He taught people the power or life.

Everything is going to be fine.
Stay home, protect yourself.
But most of all enjoy life.

That was March 2020.


Children encouraged to get creative for Medway COVID Chronicles project | Medway Council

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