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Poem in the pandemic.

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Sometimes I compose poems in my mind to sort things out. I thought about this poem in the early hours and although some lines are forgotten, I decided to write it down the following day. I posted it on FaceBook for my friends to read. They gave me kind feedback and seemed to like it, so I thought that I would share it with you :-

Far away in China it seemed to hold no fear,
although for unknown reasons,
that I will never fathom,
people stockpiled loo roll,
they just had to have 'em. Then as Italy was struggling,
to Cheltenham punters went,
packed together in their thousands,
did they think the virus would relent? Told to stay at home to protect the NHS,
save lives and care for others, we'd do our very best.
Overwhelmed with volunteers,
too many to be needed,
the message was loud and clear,
and it was duly heeded, The people they did not complain,
they decided to get stuck in,
to baking, growing, teaching and zoom,
with patience we would win. The skies were bright and airy,
not…