I'M REALLY ENJOYING THIS LOCK-DOWN
I’m really enjoying this lockdown,
Though some of you might be appalled;
My life carries on unabated -
The difference is slight, if at all.
The pension rolls in as per schedule,
Curfew or none, come what may;
It’s just like a permanent furlough
Without a reduction of pay.
There’s little I miss about lock-down
There’s nowhere that I’d want to go
I’d rather be watching my pond fish
Enjoying my waterfall flow.
We can keep in touch with the family
And friends also; but best of all
With Facetime and Zoom for grey surfers
There’s no need for the buggers to call.
I’ll play in the garden on fine days
And lie on the sunbed when hot
I’ll work in my shed if it’s raining
Or stroll for an hour if it’s not.
The garden has never looked better
The lawns always trimmed neat and green
The pot plants so strong and well watered
My taters the best that I’ve seen.
And mental health isn’t a problem
There’s nothing else I’d want to do
I’m perfectly happy to pass the time
With an hourly biscuit and brew.
Yes, lock-down for me is a god-send
With just one small snag, I won’t lie
The greater my number of birthdays
The greater the risk I might die.
So youngsters might call it a trade-off
It’s enviable while I survive
And I’ll milk it, cos when it’s all over
I might not still be alive.