A walk A gentle relaxing walk Taking the air Exercising the lungs and body A stress free amble to invigorate the mind Free to go where you want In the neighbourhood where you live.
Today It’s like walking alone as a little child Crossing over when someone else is in front of you Being scared of bumping into anyone An irrational fear, yet at all cost you have to avoid them Even in a playing field you change your route Avoiding that dog walker or that dog will certainly bite you I have a corner to traverse But I can’t see around it Someone may be coming I might walk into them We may touch That can’t happen I tentatively take a look It’s clear free to go But there’s three more corners before I get home My heightened fear makes my pulse race I’ve got to get home, the danger is great It’s not due to bullies Or those kids being bigger than me It’s Covid-19 that’s making me fret I’ve thankfully got home The walk was 3 minutes 47 seconds long I kept away from them They all kept away from me Keep apart, keep safe and stay home When we’re free of this bug We’ll then be free to roam Till then stay at home.
Keep safe, keep healthy and keep supporting our NHS.
No matter where you are in the world, compassion and respect for others and doing what’s right is what will get us through this. This is a war against the virus and with our health systems and workers, well we can certainly say “Never before in healthcare is so much owed by so many to so few.” Respect your health workers guys we owe them.
A word of caution A sentence of doom A paragraph of paraphernalia You get it all, chapter and verse It’s a novel idea So I booked this poetry slot To tell a tall story But my papers still blank Well apart from an ink blot.
Any writer no matter whether an amateur or however professional they are, will from time to time get stuck. It’s not always at the start of a project, essay, novel or just a short poem. It can be anywhere from the first or second sentence and even the last line of a 200k novel. I find this also to be the case when doing technical writing or in an email response to a question. But when we persevere through sheer determination we get there in the end.
I’m staying in I’m not going out It’s not that I’m trying to get out of buying a round I crave for someone to say, it’s your shout.
Staying in by order No socialising for me No socialising for you too Got to stay in Got to stay home.
But that’s okay We’ve all been doing it for a while No need to go shopping, when you do it online Don’t pull me a pint because the supermarkets got mine
I’m stopping in again No socialising, I’ve an app or two for that A virtual conversation Looking at memes to get me my laughs
I’m stopping in No eye to eye contact And when I dare go out Keep our distance they shout Coronavirus is wandering about
Yet we’ve been self isolating Keep out of our local Drinking alone and not at the pub Keeping away from the shops Punching buttons on lap tops
So when quarantine is over And you don’t have to isolate Physically go out shopping Go to the pub or club to see a mate Rekindle for a real social life Take out your fella or you wife Don’t stop in anymore Get out That’s why we saved your life.
Happy is me Happy all the day Happy in the mind Happy in my soul Happy with my body Happy all day long Happy with my lot Happy is made within Happy is where we should begin Happy at the end is a result Happy can’t always happen Happy is what we should strive for Happy us to make others happy Happy is what we need to be Happy to be happy Happy to read this Happy making a happy world Happy is the drug we need Happy with a happy overdose Happy makes us laugh and smile Happy takes quite a while Happy that we are free Happy happy happy me.
Lockdown lockdown It’s helping to protect me I’m listed as high risk For that I don’t want to be.
Lockdown lockdown Medical teams are our hero’s Putting themselves in risk is their sacrifice We have to say “thank you” and be extra nice.
Lockdown lockdown Those poor souls who we have lost It should not be in vain It’s sad that it was borne at great cost
Lockdown lockdown Frustrating but happy (because at home we’re safer) at the same time Working from home is essential Colleagues in contact, help keep me sane.
Lockdown lockdown Cookie jar only half empty I have to keep optimistic Okay the jars is now half full not empty,
Lockdown lockdown The world looks pretty outside Yet there’s a dangerous virus lurking Let’s stay inside and hide.
Lockdown lockdown Time to think of others Common sense to keep us apart We have to for humanity, that includes sisters, brothers, dads and mothers.
Lockdown lockdown It won’t last forever, it will end But when we come out the other side Let’s hope everyone in the world will be best friends.
Be safe everyone and remember to follow the advise given.We owe it to ourselves, society and the whole world. Let’s fight this war against Coronavirus with kindness and respect not bullets and bombs. 102 years ago Spanish flu killed 42,000,000 throughout the world, together this time we can beat it. Follow your governments advise stay home, stay safe, save lives.