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