During these times of uncertainty, honesty about how we really feel has never been more welcome. In response to the lockdown and the restrictions in place, Meg, who is supported through MacIntyre Shared Lives in Warrington, has written an honest account in the form of a poem, expressing how the lockdown has made her feel.
Meg regularly attends MacIntyre's Great Communities Friendship group which has recently moved online and during the lockdown has used her flair for words to inspire others to create, by leading an online creative writing group.
Locked down and growing
Getting to know myself all over again
Remembering why I'm here
And don't get me wrong I'm scared
The world is in despair but this is the time to repair
And right here and right now I declare
That I will come out of this a better woman
I'm learning to sit with the uncomfortable parts of myself that I've avoided for so long
I don't want any misunderstanding because this stuff is hard
But believe me when I tell you how much I'm growing
And the places this will take me are unknowing
And the gratitude I have for the kindness in the world right now me means my heart is overflowing
And the unity is mind-blowing and...
With the chaos of life, I was forgetting how to play
Forgetting to be gentle with myself
Wasn't making enough time for my mental health
Forgetting my own worth and questioning my purpose
But my purpose is to simply be kind and to show up for myself.
So here I am.
Flourishing. Despite the uncertainty and fear.
Like the queen
That I have always been