Submitted by Damaris Ann on Thu, 08/13/2020 - 03:16

Masks and evasive glances
Huddled groups
Spaced out picnics
Long lines for household needs
Then rainbows
Promises of hugs
Smiles through technology
And waves across the hall


Lazy days and lunch in bed
Blankets on the couch and
Romantic comedies
Popcorn and dark chocolate
Date nights in, and
Homemade steak
Drive-through milkshakes
Walks down empty city streets
Holding hands with
My love


Feeling sick
Uncertainty brewing
Queasiness and
Headaches all night
Crying because
I hate not knowing
But you are there with a hug
And sweet


Two blue lines
A happy squeal
Surprises thrown out the window
“I’m pregnant!”
I wept into his shoulder
We loaded into the car, and
Went to buy a onesie
Quarantine or, no
Life moves forward
And joy
Is achievable

Author's age when written

2020 has been a difficult year but it’s safe to say it’s been one of my favorites so far :)


First off, congratulations my friend!!! What a lovely surprise! Praying for you both in this next season : )
Second, I really enjoyed this poem - relatable in so many ways. So glad to see you here <3

Allyson, I just wanted to send my congratulations on your pregnancy news! I am so happy for you and wanted to let you know! Everyone on AP is so amazing and they deserve every blessing God gives them! Sending my love and prayers, Heather (Wings of Eternity)

"Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity." 1 Timothy 4:12

Oh Damaris!! Congratulations to you and your husband!!! That is absolutely wonderful!!

C.S. Lewis ~ "He died not for men, but for each man. If each man had been the only man made, He would have done no less."

Hey Damaris!!
Much congratulations!!!
I love these poems, how they tied together, and how relatable they are!! Hope you continue to stay well. <3

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson


This is such a lovely poem as well! I especially loved 'drive-through milkshakes' ;) something about that line was so cozy and nice feeling!

And congratulations to you too, Allyson!!!

Introverts unite!
From the comfort of your own homes!

I know I'm a little late...but congratulations, Damaris!!

“You are doing something great with your life—when you are doing all the small things with His great love.” - Ann Voskamp

Oh Damaris, you have no idea how happy I am for you that you are pregnant! You deserve much happiness! Damaris, I have prayed for you for so long dear, and I am celebrating with with you and your husband for little one on the way! I am so sorry that I didn't find out until now and let you know how happy I was for you both. Sending much love and prayers your way, Heather

"Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity." 1 Timothy 4:12