A poem: They say the world is closed today

Here's a poem to lift your spirits that we've been sent by a mum to two young adopted children. We know life can be pretty tough for adoptive families at the moment during coronavirus (COVID-19) so we hope this poem resonates with you. After reading the poem, one of our social workers added: "Love is all around, just with a different view."

They say the world is closed today

They say the world is closed today
And at first it made me sad
But on a closer look
I didn’t feel so bad

They say the world is closed today
So I ran my kids a bath
I piled it high with bubbles
And then I heard them laugh

They say the world is closed today
So we stayed inside all day
And together we all sat
And found a board game we could play

They say the world is closed today
So I took a closer look
And there upon the shelf
Was an exciting story book

They say the world is closed today
So I picked up my phone
I laughed at silly videos
And felt slightly less alone

They say the world is closed today
So I checked outside the door
And I saw a Robin bird
Flutter to the floor

They say the world is closed today
So looked up to the sky
The sun had risen up
And the clouds were floating by

They say the world is closed today
So I picked up my phone to dial
I said hello to my mum
And through her voice I could hear a smile

They say the world is closed today
But I am not so sure
Take a look at the world
Just outside your door

The world is not closed today
For there is life all around
Just open up your heart
There is love to be found

The world is not closed today
It’s just a different view
There’s still plenty of things
To see, to feel, to do.

Our poet wished to remain anonymous but gave us permission to share.

 

If you are considering adoption, we want to hear from you

Kath Drescher, our Adopt South West Service Manager says we still need adopters:

“If you are considering adoption, we want to hear from you –  please have a conversation with us and talk about adoption and what it could mean for you – we want to have that conversation. We have information that you can look at; videos to watch; books to read towards getting you to be in a good place and be ready to adopt. There are many areas of the assessment that we can do virtually. Even if the lockdown means the time isn’t right for you then we still want to talk.”

We are offering our information events online and want to support you on your adoption journey from the earliest possible stage. If you’re interested in adopting, get your questions answered by contacting our friendly team.

During this time we are offering virtual support and we’re looking at how we can creatively support you, while keeping things running as normally as possible. For more information visit our coronavirus updates page.