Masking the problem!

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Good morning Doctor, I have a nasty cough

Can you sign this chit, so I don’t get laid off.

How long have you it had it, I’m duty-bound to ask

and, since you are here, take off that silly mask.


I am just being responsible as we all should do

Unlike you, you silly arse, you haven't got a clue

Where is your face mask to protect you from the goo

I can’t f’n get one, because of twats like you.



Corona virusface masksPosatire

◄ Dying for your touch

Closed minds ►


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Sat 21st Mar 2020 22:47

Thank you for your like Emer.

Stay well... Keep writing

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Don Matthews

Sat 21st Mar 2020 09:29

Here's my little bit
To help us through the shit
Lie back and think of England
Lie back and think of, it

He's trying....


Sat 21st Mar 2020 08:21

You asking us to be naughty
Talking things funny and dirty
Let's keep all the rules on side
Start writing poetry romantically wild
Hope it works in favour of growing humour
Making people smile and feed us back
Trying to create laughter and coastering rides
Don is on the roll playing pranks all around
Crony Vid can take a back seat
As wolers hold the steering to take earthlies
In a motoring rounds, merry around, singing loud

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Sat 21st Mar 2020 07:56

How right you are Don

Now more than ever we all need to be understanding, loving, kind, tolerant... and if like me you like a laugh and can seem flippant or dare I say piss-taking at times... Learn to not dish it out if you can't take.


Humour is sorely needed now and will be more as each day passes and the death toil rises. (SHUT UP D&G)

Doom & Gloom are here for a while lets take the piss at them both.


Come on Guys and Gals, Lots of people will now be confined to their homes... some for perhaps Months.
We should all make a concerted effort to direct people here for a bit of light relief and humour.

The serious poets amongst us can use this time to reach out to more high-brow readers who will relish the skills and undoubted ability many here at WOL have.

Let’s put WOL on the Global map of poetry sites.

If you have never tried to write funny poems before NOW is the time to have a crack at it.

On your marks get set... WRITE!


Sat 21st Mar 2020 07:42

The golden cage is calling
Will that be safer for lone birdie
No help, no care, isolation nightmares
Left or right, up or down. Corny virus doing rounds
Birdie needs a safe resting place
Golden cage poses other dangers
This nest isn't safe, open for strangers
Stuck amidst all the chaos,
Don't ask me how you are
No illness, sickness gripping
Just the thought of open dangers glaring

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Don Matthews

Sat 21st Mar 2020 07:40

While I agree with you Po this is a serious pandemic, people also tend to make light of serious situations to help them get through it.....a human coping trait......

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Sat 21st Mar 2020 07:39

The power of individual action in a viral pandemic

I still see and hear of (mostly younger) people who are ignoring the social distancing measures, congregating in larger groups, and taking a cavalier approach to COVID-19.

This seems to stem from two misunderstandings:

1) younger people aren’t at risk,
2) individual action won’t make much of a difference.

The evidence proves differently

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Sat 21st Mar 2020 07:34

Yes Do thank you for asking, How are you keeping?

I am slightly angry at all the mis-information regarding COVID 19.

This is a very serious Pandemic and should not ever be taken lightly.



Sat 21st Mar 2020 07:02

Snorting horses....everything alright??

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Fri 20th Mar 2020 22:32

Thank you Martin

"The truth... You can't handle the truth" What a line that was.

I long to actually say the words in my poem, and this above line uttered by 'Jack Nicholson' in A Few Good Men.

But well you can't can you, can you?


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Martin Elder

Fri 20th Mar 2020 21:48

Very well put Po.
Nice one

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Fri 20th Mar 2020 20:37

Thank you for commenting Jen. It must be very difficult for so many of you in Italy... My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Fri 20th Mar 2020 19:59

I work in forensics and wear PPE every single day.

For the average member of the public walking down a street, it is not a good idea. What tends to happen is people will have one mask. They won’t wear it all the time, they will take it off when they get home, they will put it down on a surface they haven’t cleaned.

If you don’t wash your hands before you take off the mask and after you take off your mask, you could greatly increase your risk.

Because of behavioural issues, people can also adversely put themselves at an even greater risk. Fiddling with the mask may cause you to touch your face more often, also increasing your risk.

Wearing a mask can create a false sense of security.

The WHO also advises masks are only effective when used in combination with frequent hand washing, and must be disposed of properly... Which sadly they hardly ever are!

Improperly disposed surgical or respirator masks and gloves also risk spreading coronavirus.

Wearing a face mask is certainly not an iron-clad guarantee that you won’t get sick – viruses can also transmit through the eyes and tiny viral particles, known as aerosols, can penetrate masks.

We place all gloves and masks in a plastic bag and place that bag inside another bag ‘Double bagged’ These bags are then disposed of in special bins that are labelled ‘Bio-hazard’.

These items should not ever be left lying around, and not simply thrown in the normal bin nor disregarded in the street or thrown away... Anywhere anytime.

Not wishing to cause mass panic the public is not given this information... for obvious reasons.


jennifer Malden

Fri 20th Mar 2020 17:17

Here in Italy they won't let you into some supermarkets unless you have a mask, and gloves. They'll often give you those loose gloves for picking up vegetables, but some are stricter. You can't find a mask for love or money here. So many doctors have died of Covid 2, and also paramedics and nurses.

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Fri 20th Mar 2020 15:56

Thanks Do.

It has been an issue for us for weeks!


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Don Matthews

Fri 20th Mar 2020 14:02

Gosh, you're younger than I thought....



Fri 20th Mar 2020 11:38

So are running outta surgical masks!!
Good observation n poetic comment!😄

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