Appeal of the Quotidian by Megan Drew

Appeal of the Quotidian

Appeal of the Quotidian by Megan Drew

Amidst the turbulence of the present,
The dazed days that seep into one another,
Blurring humanity into
A continuous monotonous moment,
Blank faces and bleak feelings run riot through
Our stationary world, bodies and minds.

Yet, the warmth felt internally will always remain.
The joy of familial bonds, of friendships shall not dissipate
With the regress of modern life.
To love, though from afar, is still a miracle –
An experience that can seldom be described in words and
One that is entirely unique to all.

Though the symptom significance clasps our species tightly,
Do not ignore the abundant mundane happiness induced
By the steam of a lemon tea fogging up glasses;
The smell, the blurred vision, the simplicity.
Or, by the release of a morning stretch,
Lying surrounded by half-conscious thoughts and
Cocooned in dream-like warmth.
Pause.
Breathe.
Smile – just because you can.

Megan Drew

Hi, my name is Megan and I’m a student from and studying in Manchester. I’m currently studying drama and English literature joint honours at the University of Manchester and so poetry is both an academic part of my degree and also a creative outlet for me – one that has proved particularly useful during the UK lock-down due to Corona Virus.

It’s provided me with a great way to remain calm and process my feelings throughout these uncertain times. The idea of remaining focused on little joys during turbulent times as a coping mechanism was my main inspiration for my poem ‘Appeal of the Quotidian’. 

Other hobbies of mine include singing, reading and acting.
I think writing is so important both for personal growth and communicating your thoughts with others and with yourself. It is such a therapeutic and cathartic experience to release all of your thoughts and emotions into words and to see them presented on a page, and I urge anyone considering to begin writing to do so immediately and without fear. It is a great way to pursue your inner creativity and to reconnect with yourself.

Please give my poetry Instagram account @painfullyunpoetic a follow to see what I create! 

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