The New Normal

Help control the virus on our decent down the peak

Stay alert, the new normal, the keywords of the week

 

Anticipation grew around the map of our pathway out

confusing news filled us all with disappointing doubt

 

To mask or not to mask? now there lies a question

still debatable if they provide any medical protection

 

Return to work when able, keeping a two metre distance

so many new rules and regulations now in existence

 

Choose a single friend and pick a sport you like to play

go outdoors to exercise, for more than one hour a day

 

Family, friend or stranger, one, two or in a crowd?

is a chance meeting in the street or town allowed?

 

Sunbathe in the park, order a Saturday night takeaway

garden centres reopen, a lovely way to spend your day

 

Take a journey to wherever, however long it may take

there and back in a day, definitely not a weekend break

 

Once visitors were welcomed to share our heavenly place

now rejected and refused from our haven, our safe space

 

Strangers judged by photos, posts on Twitter and Facebook

looks can be deceptive, not always as guilty as they look

 

I am unsure about the future, how normal will our lives be?

for now, this brave new world, seems a little alien to me

 

◄ The Tale Of The Year Twenty Twenty

Heroes In Blue ►

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Thu 21st May 2020 12:00

Spending your time writing poetry is time well spent Julie

when you have finished one

post it here, it's only lent.

Then people can just read it

turn and walk away

and it's left here for others
to read another day.

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