A Poem for Boris…

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I cast my mind back to our lives in that May
and all I am hit with is fear and dismay
the world was on hold our families bereft
and some kept apart with only days left

Our children were lonely and living in fear
no friends no school no life they held dear
women in labour alone in their pain
everyone waiting to meet once again

With rainbows in windows like prisoners on trial
we hoped for an end we lived in denial
and some of us gave up ur time for the old
who couldn’t take risks or dare to be bold

We all pitched together delivering food
and making those phone calls to lighten a mood
but mental health dangled like rocks on a ledge
it didn’t take much to tip over the edge

But rules are rules and we all played our part
we dug deep inside and led by our heart
we did what you told us to do every day
we kept ourselves going, endured, come what may

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And let’s not forget our heroes back then
the frontline legends, those women and men
imagine the good a small party would do
to those battered and broken, those facing the new

And yes we were blessed with such weather that May
but it couldn’t do much to relieve our dismay
because this was a ‘crisis’ like none gone before
But the world looked so different behind your black door

Donna Ashworth https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08LRGWY74/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_QXYBP1XQNKBHB07D6QHC

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