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WATCH Miriam Hechtman recite her poem, Go back to life

Miriam Hechtman
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Published: 28 July 2020

Last updated: 5 March 2024

Yes, go hug each other, hold each other - WATCH MIRIAM’S POETRY READING

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GO BACK TO LIFE

Yes
Go hug each other
Hold each other
The war is over
The virus lost
We won
All of us
The people
The fighting humans
Together in unison
Go back to life
Open the windows
Open your door
Open your hearts
Handshakes are back
Stand close together
High five
I heard it on the wireless
There’ll be jazz in the park
Hotdog stands on the street
Dancing in the square
Go back to life
The news reporter said it’s
A-OK
We did it
Grab a partner
Spin them round
Champagne for all
Let’s go to the movies
Let’s go see the stars
Fireworks tonight over the bridge
Oh darling, it’s over
Yes, it’s true
Let’s take a walk in the park
Hold my hand nana
I’ve missed you so much
Your hands are so big now sweet pea
Look at all the flowers
I can smell spring
We did it
Come out come out wherever you are
The wicked witch is dead
Go back to life
Go on,
Don’t be afraid
Oh how I love you
Life

Artwork: Michelle Hamer

Video by Miriam Hechtman

About the author

Miriam Hechtman

Sydney-based Miriam Hechtman is an Australian writer, creative producer and poet. She is the founder and creative director of Poetica, a live poetry and music initiative and co-presenter and producer of WORDSMITH – the poetry podcast.

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