Way back in April 2020 at the start of all of this, most of us thought that by now life would have gone back to normal.

The Hour of Exercise

On Sunday, nine months later, OH (other half) and I were taking a walk around the block and the same line of Shakespeare popped into my head.  It was only after I wrote the poem below that I remembered I had used the same device of parodying Shakespeare last April.  If you compare the two poems, you will see that there is a real contrast between my thoughts and feelings at the start of lockdown and how I – and many others I am sure – feel now.  Do comment below and let me know what you think! 

Once More!

Once more around the block dear friends once more

Or close the hospitals with our Covid dead

This virus does not care about us man

It thrives on selfishness and stupidity

And when the joggers breath blows in our faces

Then cover up your nose and mouth

Hold hard the breath until they have passed by

And you good politicians

Who serve for us in England

Show us here the mettle of your thinking

Why we should ever vote for you again

Let us know that you are worthy of the job

For there is none of you so mean and base,

That would let the British people down

Follow your instincts

Be proactive, don’t react

With science at the forefront

Swear we will beat this virus!


© Andrea Neidle, My Life in Poems

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