Transition of Thoughts

Weaving thoughts into words

Coping with a crisis

Coping with a crisis

If possible,

we would emerge out of this pandemic by switching it off,

If possible,

we would fume less and smile more as the pandemic taught us that life is short,

Maybe this is just an aberration

for learning to cope with a crisis.


Linking to Ragtag Daily Prompt: Emerge, Fandango One Word Challenge: Aberration, Your Daily Word Prompt: Switch, Sunday Writing Prompt: Coping, Fiction Monday 20: Fume, dVerse Challenge Quadrille #116: Poem Those Possibles


Photography: Found in the neighbourhood




  1. De Jackson

    So much to learn from these crazy days, indeed. If only to embrace each one, and live in love.

    • transitionofthoughts

      True that! Hopefully we all can take such learnings out of this crisis.

  2. “Maybe this is just an aberration

    for learning to cope with a crisis.”

    These lines hit so hard and they are true. Very thought-provoking poem, and it is beautifully written as well.

    • transitionofthoughts

      Thanks Lucy :). Hopefully we all find that switch soon enough. Fingers crossed.

  3. I think coping is what we can do.

    • transitionofthoughts

      Yeah true that. I think a crisis like this is teaching us a lot many things of the way different people react to a difficult situation.

  4. We are definitely learning about ourselves, our nations, and coping.

  5. Ah yes some mighty pertinent lessons learned

    Happy Monday


    • transitionofthoughts

      Hopefully we all put these lessons to good use in the future when we have to encounter any crisis not just a pandemic.

  6. Beverly Crawford

    Like me, you’re attempting to find a nugget of reason in the pandemic, a lesson learned, an art mastered. If only.

    • transitionofthoughts

      Yeah I guess especially since this has gone on like forever, I guess finding reason of it all helps to get some perspective even if just a little :).

  7. Pandemic? There’s a pandemic?!? Whaaaat???
    (Sorry. Just trying to smile.)

    • transitionofthoughts

      🙂 I guess after all this while it just feels surreal as this is what we would have always seen in movies and shows. But alas! It’s all happening in real time.

  8. I’m about coped out. Too many crises…

  9. One foot in front of the other. Better not to think about the scope of it too much.

    • transitionofthoughts

      I guess there are times when despite not wanting to think too much, my mind just wanders along. Though for what its worth, I guess like many others I have slowly but surely gotten used to a life with masks and social distancing. Hopefully though there is a light at the end of this long dark tunnel. Fingers crossed!

  10. There are so many lessons to be learned from this crisis. Number one: be thankful for every day of life we have!

    • transitionofthoughts

      Oh yes that’s so important and I guess the pandemic has reinforced that point even more. Moreover, the pandemic has also made us realize how important the simple things in life are – walking out in the open, meeting and hugging friends and family, having food at a restaurant and more.

  11. i pray and i hope. <3 indeed the lessons are worth learning, though hard.

    • transitionofthoughts

      I am hopeful that 2021 would bring better news for all of us and humanity in general. Fingers crossed!

  12. Where in the world is that darned off switch …. been looking for it many months now.

  13. Apt poem for the current times! This pandemic is teaching us lessons unknown to us for sure. r
    Thank you for sharing this thoughtful poem, Aseem!

  14. This is certainly the biggest If everyone is looking for in 2020.

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