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Rainbows and Unicorns

Hi, I'm one of the rainbow kids,

You know, one of the children
Caught up in the Covid-19 crisis.

Mum told me to paint a rainbow, so I did

Then I started to realise, it wasn't just a picture

It was a symbol of hope.

We stuck it on the window
And shared it with the people who walked by,
The few that did, had a smile,

At least that's what I believe
Under their mask,

A giant upside down rainbow smile?
Or maybe they were unicorns in disguise?

No school today, and I don't go out to play,
Just me and my mum, Dad died a few years ago

Time's standing still as if the whole world has
Stopped turning,

I'd never heard silence outside my window before,
Isn't it the strangest sound?

Although I could hear the birds sing,
They sang like an orchestra playing Mozart,

I know what you’re thinking now, how can an eleven-year-old
Know anything about Mozart? I know a bit, I'm smart.

As I sit and write, in my very own History book,

I write about people sad and silent,
Affraid to go outside.

Protecting their children from the air
That should be fresh,

After all, there’s no sound of airplanes in the sky

And nature, nature is in full bloom.

Maybe just maybe,

A beautiful Unicorn,

Will fly past the window, of my bedroom?

Style / type: 
Free verse
Review Request (Intensity): 
I want the raw truth, feel free to knock me on my back
Review Request (Direction): 
What did you think of my title?
Last few words: 
I wanted to do something different and write, "from the eyes of a child". maybe something that hasnt been done so much.
Editing stage: 
Content level: 
Not Explicit Content


very imaginative writing
a couple of suggestion
insread of the word frightened use afraid to
o Mozrt maybe like an orchestra playing Mozart

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Thank you...Teddy

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Hi, Teddy,
Nice title. I definitely felt the connection to the child - love the reference to silence being the strangest sound. Very lonely feeling, isolated for certain. Sweet.
Thank you!

Thanks for coming by, I'm glad you liked my through the eyes of child poem, the title has double meaning so I am thrilled you like it too. Be well.

Thank you...Teddy

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Thanks so much for coming by,
you are Mozartly welcome anytime!

Thank you...Teddy

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gr8888888 @ any rate

you make me think of all those children that are held hostage by this disease. Like the ones when I was a child and the days of Polio. My only crit is that I'm not sure that a child would use the word [nor]; maybe you could make the line say: " No school today and I don't go out to play." ? The use of [History book] for diary, is a stroke of genius. Good write! ~ Geez.

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I will take that my friend, as always thrilled when you come to read my work and I agree that's probably a line staring me once again in the face but just didn't see it. Cheers deer.

Thank you...Teddy

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