Decided to rename my “lockdown lard” I am now the possessor of “Covid curves”


I don’t often complain, but confess I’ve started moanin’
That my clothes are getting tighter, when stepped on scales are groanin’
Waistbands now constrict, press studs are self popping
Button holes social distance, touching buttons they are stopping

Leggings halt above my knees, refuse to reach my crotch
Even my poor belt, now requires an extra notch
Tho’ cutting down on meals and exercising hard
Nothing seem to shift………..this flippin’ lockdown lard.

Glenys Halliday

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I have always written poetry but when my husband died suddenly I used it as a kind of therapy. I don’t usually share these unless I feel they will help someone in distress. The ones I share are mostly humorous intended to bring a smile in what I feel can be a very lonely world... I have written four booklets and now a Corona chronicles which is just twelve poems writ while I am in jail...oh sorry I meant lockdown. Am on my way for a second booklet.. Trying to make folk smile and take a minutes release from these difficult times helps me forget my sight problems..

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5th Oct 2020
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Another really funny poem Glenys. Keep trying.
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Very funny Glenys - and now the season has changed comfort food will be on the menu 😀

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