Casualty of our time (Coronavirus 2020)


One by one they fell

like brave soldiers in combat zone

for months I’d cherished their growth, their beauty

regularly strengthening each one with care 


Their colour was luminous, 

deep magenta, vibrant and striking , 

manicured in uniform,  a glossy dance of alignment

sparkling symmetry completed a professional finish

top coat polished, the perfect set


Some fell unexpectedly

others just knew it was their time and laid down their arms

lockdown and my fingernails are a battlefield, 

crimson crushed, dead shellac, 

the latest victim,  a casualty of our time






◄ Aftermath (Covid 19)

Human Touch ►


Profile image

Hilary Walker

Mon 18th May 2020 12:48

Hi Andy, I'm ok, been busy with work! Hope you're ok.
Have you zoomed any poetry nights? I believe Word Central may be having one at the end of this month, keep a look out x

Profile image

Hilary Walker

Mon 18th May 2020 12:44

Thank you Vautaw x

Profile image

Andy Millican

Sun 17th May 2020 20:22

Very good Hilary!! Nails another casualty of the age.
Hope your well?
Best wishes

Profile image


Sun 17th May 2020 17:27

Po, that's funny! Way to lighten up the corona mood Hilary. Write on!

Profile image

Hilary Walker

Sun 17th May 2020 17:21

Lol, my guilty pleasure I'm afraid

Profile image


Sun 17th May 2020 13:19

Looks like you nailed it Hilary


If you wish to post a comment you must login.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Find out more Hide this message