Independence Day: Covid Style

Independence Day: Covid Style

The 4th of July is the date,
When I can have lunch with my mate,
We’re not in a bubble, but that won’t cause trouble,
As long as we don’t share a plate

They say that two households can mix,
For meals out or coffee and bics,
But if you’re outside and the distance is wide,
You’re safe, if you don’t exceed six

So stick to the one metre plus,
If you don’t, there will be such a fuss,
But you can have a cuddle if you’re in a bubble,
Though you must all wear masks on a bus

If you’re in a bubble of four,
You can join with a household of more,
But you mustn’t get flirty or go over thirty,
As then you’ll be breaking the law

(Please note this poem is based on the new guidelines for England only)


About the author

Claire Baldry
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Claire is a retired Headteacher who lives on the East Sussex coast. Claire is an established speaker, performance poet and writer. She has a strong following on You Tube and has been listed in the top 100 Poetry Rivals National Competition. Claire has published five booklets of poetry which have sold hundreds of copies. 'Simply Bexhill' was published in early June 2014, and 'Simply Christmas' in November 2014. Her third publication is a series of narrative poems entitled 'The De La Warr Date'. She more recently published 'Seaside and Sailaway', which includes a section of poems about holidays on cruise ships, and Simply Modern Life. Claire has published two full-length novels, the first called 'Different Genes'. and more recently 'My Daughter's Wedding'. Both are romantic stories about love in later life, combined with a gripping mystery. The books can be purchased through bookshops, Amazon or borrowed from any local library. Links can be found at .Claire and her husband were awarded the SE Diabetes UK Inspire Award in 2017 for innovative ways of fundraising.

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4th Jul 2020
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Haha, so very true. Love this jolly poick ( cross between a poem and a limerick.)
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Love this Claire - will share this on our Facebook page tomorrow 🙂
Claire Baldry
3rd Jul 2020
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Pleased you enjoyed it Sally.

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