Lockdown Blues

loo roll

I’ve been buying only essentials
And obeying the government rules.
I’ve been doing the clapping for carers
And plenty of video calls.

I’ve run out of pasta and loo rolls
And queued at the chemist for meds.
I’ve done quizzes with friends on Zoom
And seen just the tops of their heads!

I’ve been planning more running and walking,
But I haven’t persuaded my legs.
In the stores, I’ve kept to two metres,
And danced in the aisles when there’s eggs!

I’ve promised to write a to-do-list,
But each day I go and forget.
I’ve bought lots of books for my kindle,
But haven’t got round to them yet.

I’ve remembered that Mondays are bin days
And made sure they’re out there by eight;
And then I’ve discovered it’s Tuesday –
I’m twenty-four hours too late!

I’ve watched all the daily news briefings
And marvelled at all of the stats;
When R equals one, I nod wisely
And pretend I’ve grasped all the facts.

I’ve bought wine for that special occasion,
When the end of the lockdown’s in sight…
But then I’ve succumbed to temptation
And drunk it the very same night!

Is there light at the end of the tunnel?
Or is it an oncoming train?
I hope you cope better than I do…
I can’t wait to see you again.

About thespeedofdark

David Winship has written an unauthorised autobiography and several critically disdained literary tomes. His work is frequently compared with Steinbeck, Orwell and Hemingway, but unfortunately Mike Steinbeck, Daisy Orwell and Howard Hemingway were all terrible writers. He has been totally overlooked for the most prestigious literary awards worldwide, which is a shame as most of the words are spelled correctly. In fact, his books contain material that ranks with the finest literary works in history: all the right letters are there, just not necessarily in the right order.

Dave’s blog (The Speed Of Dark Blog) is part of his crusade for truth and justice and universal entitlement to free real ale. It may well be that his whole purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.

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