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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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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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Acrostic Cities Life Places Poetry

Central II

Converging on the controlled area

everything’s got to be run from there

networks, governance, even your daily shop

the locals who live there feed the machine

really – they have no choice

as every service they rely on is

located in the centre of the metropolis

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Health Poetry

Strange Days

Salford, 9th May 2020

We’re in very strange times

the weather is wonderful

yet the pub is shut

flowers are in bloom

gardeners gone to his hut

they’re hiding away from this very small bug

and because of it we can’t give a loved ones a hug

the streets are abandoned

everyones indoors

and climbing the walls

or scrubbing the floors

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Character Health Life Poetry

Fortitude

#fowc #fortitude

It’s that thing that’s ultimately unique to you

despite your troubles, your aches

your problems or pains

you still manage to get through the day

all in a kind, and friendly way

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Poetry Politics

belligerent

#fowc #belligerent

Statesmen like ? hardly

sat by his plinth, like

someone had confiscated his toy basket

all they wanted, was the facts

all they got was bluster to the max

as the virus spreaded, and reacts

reports he wasn’t listening to

positions he stuck himself like glue

his collegues wandering what to do ?

Till one day he took to bed,

and had to listen to what the doctors said,

deputy took charge, and up to bed, he fled.

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Acrostic Health Poetry

Broken

#Octpowrimo #Broken

more than one penny dropped

on the fall to the ground

vision went haywire while

every single memory

moved around like scrambled eggs

expectation – another rendezvous with the

neurological ward

to fix the problems caused by the drop

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Poetry

Surmount

#fowc #surmount #hill #challenge #health

It’s a hill i didn’t want to climb

notably rocky in some places

but with a little encouragement

and some would say

sheer bloodymindedness

I found myself in an ascent

ignoring the drop below

and heading for the summit

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Poetry

Vampire

#fowc #vampire

Salford 30th July 2019

He had a strange uniform for a nurse

taking vials of my red stuff from my arm

at regular intervals during my stay

I didn’t mind – he was only doing his job

and he did it pretty quick

for after the scratch and the sample – he disappeared

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Acrostic Health Poetry

Prone

In response to Fandango’s one word challenge

Perhaps, the pesky little twinges will

Run off and go somewhere else

Only time will tell….till then you’re

Not moving , in the

Expectation those pests will get bored