Our Lockdown, Turning it Positive

Chinyere Kalu
Posted May 6, 2020 from Nigeria
Our Lockdown: Turning it Positive
Our Lockdown: Turning it Positive: The Lockdown (1/1)

The news of Covid -19 in my country brought fear, anxiety and panic.Then the lockdown , it was like an impossibility.How on earth is one expected to stay home for two long weeks? Then the panic buying .Nothing else in the world mattered like food, water and shelter. The cars were parked, beautiful clothes locked away in the wardrobe. It dawned on me that everything else other than food , water and shelter were vanity.

I entered into me to find a way to cope.Grabbed my pen and a sheet of paper and in a while penned down a poem inspired by the pandemic.

I contacted my Women writing group on Whatsapp and inspired them to write and today we have a collection of 32 peoms published online with these linkshttps://publish.okadabooks.com/book/about/echoes/32384 and on Bambooks with this linkhttps://bambooks.io/Book/BookDetail/Echoes/12485.

The title of our collection of poem is Echoes.

Though the lockdown got extended but we found a way to pull through via writing and learning of skills and regular evening classes on motivation  and how to cope now and after.

It's been an aweson time and very rewarding.

Not to miss out on my online courses on Futurelearn.Technology, has really come to to our rescue and has come to stay. 

This story was submitted in response to #SheTransformsTech.

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Jill Langhus
May 06
May 06

Hello Chy,

How are you and your family doing? What a great idea. It sounds like it's been therapeutic for you and a whole bunch of others, too. Thanks for sharing:-)

XX

Chinyere Kalu
May 06
May 06

Thanks Jill! It was truly an avenue to let out the fear and anxiety that the pandemic brought.
Hope you will check out our poems and leave a review .

Jill Langhus
May 06
May 06

You're welcome, dear.

How are you doing?

Yes, I can imagine. Good job!

Chi8629
May 06
May 06

Hello Beautiful Sister,
Welcome back and Thank you for sharing
You are loved .
Regards ,.
Chioma.

Chinyere Kalu
May 06
May 06

Thanks Sis! Hope you are keeping safe.Are you in Abuja?

Chi8629
May 06
May 06

Anytime beautiful,Yes I'm keeping safe ,
Thank you ,.Iam not in Abuja,iam in Abia state.
Warm regards.
Chioma .

Chinyere Kalu
May 06
May 06

Woah! Good to know.Lets hook up on Whatsapp @ 08079156567.Looking forward to hearing from you.
Cheers!

Chi8629
May 06
May 06

Sure Georgeous , Thank you .
Please stay safe and happy .
Thank you.

rebecca.tang
May 07
May 07

Thank you for sharing. We can use the period to have some personal time (that is luxury in normal days) and online learning. Technology helps us a lot under this difficult situation.

The community here is with you. You are not alone!

May Almighty God bless you!

Chinyere Kalu
May 07
May 07

Thanks Sis! Do stay safe.

Anita Shrestha
May 08
May 08

Thank you for sharing

Sinyuy Geraldine
May 18
May 18

Hello Chinere,
Thanks so much for your wonderful unitiative. It is great. Well done and I like the poetry idea. Congratulations on the collection of poems you published. How did you go about the publication? Keep the pen flowing dear.

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