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The Unexpected War

In Whatever on May 9, 2020 at 5:33 pm

Hiding from the enemy is called ‘sheltering in place’.  Our armies are dressed in scrubs, wear masks for shields and are running out of weapons. The enemy is invisible. Covid 19,  the enemy is silent! 

If my grandparents were alive today, they may disagree with my definition  of war. During the Second World War, my father and his family ‘sheltered wherever possible’. They worked, went to school and came home to find the enemy was sheltering with them.

But for those of us who have never known war, this is an extraordinary battle.  Work, as we know it, has come to an end. Shops, restaurants and schools are closed.   Today’s technology has some of us working from home.  Others have been furloughed, many without pay. The enemy remains invincible and we do not know when this war will end.

Our grandchildren may not know or remember this ‘war’ but we will live with it forever in our minds. The streets are deserted and we sit at home.  It is difficult to comprehend the power this enemy has over us.  He has brought the world to its knees. We, all nations, are fighting the same war against the same enemy.  There will be no victory parade and humanity will mourn its dead, for no race or nation will be spared.

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