Transition of Thoughts

Weaving thoughts into words



As the pandemic went on,

her emotions oscillated between hope and depression.

As the pandemic went on,

she was aghast in particular at people’s reluctance to follow key health procedures.

As the pandemic went on,

she felt her life going into a downward spiral.

Linking to Ragtag Daily Prompt: Oscillate, Fandango One Word Challenge: Particular, dVerse Poets: Quadrille, Sunday Writing Prompt: Aghast


Photography: Now and Then


55 word story: Renewal


  1. De Jackson

    Tough stuff, and too true for too many. Heartbreaking.

  2. to true in so many cases

  3. Beverly Crawford

    Fending off the downward spiral is the challenge, is it not? Know you are not alone!

    • transitionofthoughts

      Thanks Beverly :). Oh it definitely is quite a challenge to keep oneself motivated day after day. But am still hopeful that there will be light at the end of the tunnel one day.

  4. It’s difficult to reverse the flow of the spiral into an upward one, especially when it goes on and on. It’s tough to be on the sidelines of living 🙁

    • transitionofthoughts

      Oh it sure is quite difficult to get up and hope for the best when things are down and it all seems dark. But then, with vaccines out there I still believe that we have a way out or maybe am just hoping for the best. Fingers crossed!

  5. Aseem, this is like a photograph of a real life in words. well done!


  6. Tough state to be in..These days, it’s really important to take active care of our mental health.

    • transitionofthoughts

      Oh it sure is. I guess it is even more important than ever for all of us to talk about how important mental health is for our well being as a society and humanity in general.

  7. A quadrille many of us relate to.

    • transitionofthoughts

      Thanks Kim :). I guess we all are going through a situation like this in our own ways.

  8. This has been such a difficult time for most everyone, but some people have been affected more than others. It’s definitely stressful.

    • transitionofthoughts

      Oh yes definitely. Hopefully with the vaccines, we all finally have a light at the end of the tunnel. Touchwood.

  9. Hard to undo a downward spiral. Great poem!

  10. I can feel the pain in this poem.

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