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Acrostic

Lockdown

Looking back, it seemed

out of nowhere

crazy ideas could be applied to

keep a little bug at bay

difficulty identifying friends and colleagues

outdoors or in – everybody was wearing masks

when it got really bad – kept in contact over zoom – but

nobody in authority seemed to follow their own advice

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Childhood Growing up

Just another day

#Napowrimo #paperswans #children

Picking up post for Mum and dad

and reading a chapter a day

Helping doing the washing

and putting it away

one hundred and one little things to do

whilst i’m away from school

playing games with nanna

watching granddad play the fool

and i’ve pegged out all my teddies clothes

so they’ll be as snug as a bug

this afternoon i’ll be dressing them

and giving them a great big hug

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Animals Birds Cities Poetry

Feathers in a flap

Napowrimo day 17

Falcon, bird of prey

Feast your eyes, while I tell you a tale

While we’ve all been indoors, the birds without fail

Have landed en-masse in the public squares

And landing on rooftops without a care

There once was an answer, keeping birds in check

But till he returns, theyve darned us to heck

Leaving a real mess out on the street

Leaving the cleaners a challenging feat

They say if he comes back, the pigeons will flee

But till then, they sit on rooftops with glee

So look up at the skies, as he returns with stealth

On a mission to improve the citizens health

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Lockdown poems Poetry

Not So Bad

#schooldays #promptuarium

With the current lockdown

the kids are back in school

forget the bug that’s virulent

the doctors overruled

Schooldesks spaced out plenty

while lessons start anew

learning english maths and all

for tests that are a due

And playtime the kids are spaced out

in their own little spots and squares

its not much fun playing on your own

but at least you’re in the fresh air

But the signs of good things a coming

can be smelt coming down from the hall

the smell of custard with pudding

has made its way through the classroom wall

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Health

The bug

Salford 16th October 2020

I haven’t wrote much in regarding Covid – 19, but given the recent news on a proposed regionalised lockdown – here’s a mothra

A Mothra, from inky.

Well

Looking Around

Here we are

Another day of restrictions

Movements from here to there

Masked up in cause of health

while a bug we cannot actually see

attacks our friends and family for its enjoyment

irony calls – as the sun shines off the water

but there’s no chance for anyone to splash in it

simply sat on a near bench – for the briefest of moments

The many public buildings that are open – are trying their best

maximum of six – the magic number they say you can have

clear plastic screens in cafe’s , bars and museums around

even the pigeons seem to have stayed away

as the bug flies around with freedom

Distancing the order each week day

while locals await news around

bug – gone to ground

and scientists pray

bug – flies

away

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Poetry

Jostle

Salford, 15th August

It’s crazy days

In a time of a virulent bug

Increases in the mercury and

Isolation for many – It’s

Indescribable how

Individuals can ram themselves

Into carriages of an LRT

In a quest to get to their destination

If they were thinking – they might see the measures

It’s keeping them away from catching the bug

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Health

Normal(ish)

Salford 6th June 2020

With this bug thats been floating around recently, those in the back doors of the nations governments have been referring to all the changes they’ve made in one particular phrase

The new normal

Now, we know they’ve been looking at a vaccine around the world, but before the mass testing begins – we’re sending people back to work and school before any sort of health implementation begins. Its nothing for our leaders to be proud of – the UK is only second to their American cousins in the number who’ve died….and Yet, Government Ministers – with the economy and their donors breathing down their ear – decided to send everyone back to work….we have to live with the distancing, facemasks and everything else.

They’re calling it the New Normal….forgetting this bug is still wild.

One place this isn’t taking place (Yet) – Arts and sports venues

sports fans are crying into their beer, and actors are having to use video conferencing tools to relay their plays…museums doing video clips

So while they’re queuing for miles for goods at the behest of the economy, signs “Normality” is back… are very very distant. Particularly when this Bug has its own named wards in hospitals up and down the country.

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Poetry

Empty Shelves

Salford 18th March 2020

#Shopping #Life #Onelinerwednesdays


They’ve taken all the bread again Mum!!!!

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I couldn’t call it a panic

but they’re filling up the trolley’s

stocking up the basics

and acting like they’re Wallies

It’s like its christmas run-up

but we’re only half way through lent

picking up “essentials”

in tins all bashed and bent

The stores insist on rationing

the soap and rolls for the loo

and toothpaste and soap are increased

so you dont buy what you normally do

Security’s breaking up ruckus

as there’s a fight for the bread in the aisles

and they’re scrambling for stuff in the freezer

with some skidding down the tiles