This one is written for anyone who is struggling as a result of the impending Lockdown Number Two or for anyone who has lost a loved one during the pandemic. It is written with my mum in mind…she had such a big heart for everyone.

A Final Word.

She’s been…

Listen to or watch the News now and all the stories go round and round and everyone feels they know what should be done and then decries what has been done! Meanwhile here on the G-Rock we continue life as ‘normal’…but without the option to easily leave! …

Pandemic Fatigue.

You know you’ve got pandemic fatigue

When every day feels just the same;

Is it Monday today?

Or a Wednesday?

Lockdown’s a long waiting game!

The C-word is worse still than Brexit

And, God weren’t we tired of that?

Everyone with their views

Nothing else on the News

Maybe I’m being naive but reading about the government’s boost to the World Health Organisation’s funding felt like quite a positive move. I liked the fact that it almost summarised the different outcomes of the pandemic since March…hence this poem about the good, the bad and the ugly!

The Good…

One of Margaret Thatcher’s most famous quotes was: “You turn if you want to. This lady’s not for turning.”

I wonder what The Iron Lady would have made of all Boris’s U-Turns.

This poem follows the pattern of the old nursery rhyme, ‘Hush, little baby don’t say a word, Papa’s…

This one is to be sung to the tune of ‘The Hokey Cokey’…admittedly not the best dance for social distancing!

Day 165… Woah, Coronavirus!

You shut your door, stay in,

You don’t go out.

You watch TV,

Eat your dinner on the couch.

You do the home-school teaching…

And you…

There have been some positive things that have come out of this pandemic. I’m grateful to my family, friends and the NHS… and also for the positivity of the Radio 2 presenters… a poem there is brewing!

Looking Back in Haiku.

Nature unsullied,

Empty roads, clarity time

Friendly time to…

Karen Robinson

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