#RWISA “RISE-UP” TOUR, DAY 2, D. L. FINN, @dlfinnauthor #RRBC #RRBC_Community #RWISARiseUp





It flows quietly on a breeze

Covering the landscape in its presence.

The world simplifies at that moment

While the mountain mist intensifies.

Its threatening chill keeps us indoors




How long will it eliminate color from our world?

Yet, we’re securely tucked away inside.

We have a full stomach.

A place to sleep… others don’t.

Some live outside in this mountain mist

Trying to survive.

We offer what we can… from a safe distance.

As we head back to our protected lives

Suddenly, we get a glimpse past the monochrome.

Then we remember that a dreary gray mountain moment

Does not subdue the light that shines within all of us.


Gone is my freedom as I shelter at home.

Gone is abundant supplies; I must get in line to shop.

Gone are family gatherings, events, and appointments.

Gone is the income from those deemed non-essential.

Gone is the guarantee they will be helped.

This is all replaced by a new world.

Where procuring toilet paper is a reason to celebrate.

Where putting my wants over someone’s safety is a priority.

Where people risk their lives to save others.

Where people do without, perhaps for the first time.

Where learning how to make what used to be available.

Yes, so much has changed and is gone—for now.

My hope is this new insight and caring…

Stays long after everything that is gone, returns

And things go back to a new compassionate normal.


A storm tore through our world unseen

But we felt its presence as hospitals filled.

We tried to wash it off and hide from it

Yet, it kept coming.

Finally, we headed into the storm shelter

Only venturing out for food…

Unless we were needed to fight this storm.

So many heroes raced into the chaos

Sadly, some did not make it back home.

While the rest of us waited in our safety

Grateful for what we had

Worried for what we did not.

Here we wait for that sunny day

When the storm fades away,

And we return to normal again

Armed with a new understanding…

Of how fragile our existence is.

Something the wise won’t ever forget.


Thanks for supporting me!”

D. L. Finn


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  1. Loved your poetry, Denise! Great job 🙂


  2. I really hope and pray that something positive comes out of all this. Right now our earth is healing itself. I fear I won’t have the time nor money to see all the places I want to see while they are still healthy and vibrant. Beautiful poems.


  3. D.L. Finn, Author May 14, 2020 — 4:33 am

    Thank you, Gwen, I’m happy to hear they took you there xo


  4. As always, your poetry reaches the heart. Lovely, Denise.


  5. Lovely poems, D.L. They captured the moments!


  6. I really loved your poems, Denise. They are very inspirational.


  7. Lovely poetry. Best wishes!


  8. I am really glad to have discovered your poems, Denise.

    My favorite on this page must be MISTY MOUNTAIN MOMENT .
    I thought it is the perfect image of the world we live in, choosing to look at others through the protection of a mask.

    Well done.


  9. Wonderful, Denise! ❤ Each of your poems captures the essence of the moments in time… Well done!


  10. I’m in awe of poets who can convey so much emotion with so few words.


  11. Your poetry hits home, Denise. Great job!


  12. Nice ones Denise, your poetry captures the emotions of each one of us. This storm too shall pass!


    • D.L. Finn, Author May 14, 2020 — 4:39 am

      Thanks, Balroop. It was the only way I could communicate what I was feeling through this. I’m very glad you were able to connect to that. Yes, this will pass xo

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  13. Beautifully written, D.L. Enjoy your tour today.


  14. Thank you for sharing these poems that beautifully reflect how we’re all feeling these days. You’re on my blog today. Enjoy your day!


  15. These poems are great, Denise! They truly capture not only the despair that people are feeling but also the hope. Thank you for sharing them with us. 🙂


  16. Love your poem D.L. Have a fabulous day on tour.


  17. Beautiful, Denise! Thanks for sharing these gems with us. Stay well! xo


  18. Hi, Denise! Your poetry speaks so clearly of what we are all feeling. You have such a beautiful gift! Thank you for sharing it!


  19. Your poems capture the feelings we all share, Denise. We are all anxious to return to normal and those feeling are so well expressed.


  20. All three lovely poems resonate. My favorite is Misty Mountain Moment. You turned a sad, distressing time into something beautiful. Thank you


  21. Have a great day on tour, Denise! Love your poetry!


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