My own take on lockdown and the changes I hope we make
Some of us have got to shield
as ill health takes a hold.
Some of us are left tear filled
as they say we’re too damn old.
The rest must social distance
but some think they can be bold
They offer up resistance
and won’t do what they are told.
We are all in this together
as we watch as things unfold
We must work with one another
to keep this disease controlled.
It’s my mother’s 90th birthday
but no kisses like before
I must now ring the doorbell
and leave her present at the door.
She tells me stories of the blitz
and the sights that she has seen
How she used to jump with fright
when she heard that loud siren.
But daily life was normal
no such thing as quarantine
It never took away her freedom
like this covid-19.
You keep in touch with video call
as you’re not allowed to meet
You give your friends emoji hugs
as a virtual way to greet.
Social media is the new escape
With the lockdown videos
they help to keep us all amused
with their fun scenarios.
This new norm has its good points
with the change in attitude
watching people help each other
and their show of gratitude.
I hope when this is over
it’s a new world we embrace
A world with more caring
and compassion commonplace.