Blimey – this thing really happened!
They said ‘Lockdown! And no going out
Whilst every ran around moaning,
I let a huge sigh, slowly out.

‘It’s so hard in lockdown’ they cried
As they queued silently hoping for bread
I read about all these desperate people
On my phone as I laid in my bed.

You see lockdown for me has been constant,
Since my ailments forced me to stay home
I can’t say that I’ve missed any neighbours or friends (is that bad?)
As I spend every weekday alone.

It’s not hard for me to stay in, behind my double-locked door,
I’m used to it all – every day
Watching the world flying past by my window
As I sit at home living life my own way.

The birds in my garden are singing,
Screeching at me ‘it’s time for our feed!’
The radios humming on low
As I reach for the worms and birdseed.

For others, the world was a spinning
And for many, it came to a stop
Some whining about, not being allowed to go out,
Only for essentials to the local shop.

Life for us all has got slower
I like this ‘not rushing about,’
So for me the lockdowns quite normal
As I know I still won’t be going out.

Welcome to my ordinary life,
That is normal for me every week
Just sitting at home, with no trouble or strife
I can do just whatever I please!

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22nd May 2020
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Hi BeeC
I enjoyed your poem.
I agree that it is nice to have slowed down over the last few weeks. Apart from Thursday evening clapping ( there is not much of that in the street I live in) No traffic, no children going to and from school, I really miss seeing people.
Keep smiling, stay safe.
22nd May 2020
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Thanks Pat, it all feels a bit surreal sometimes doesn’t it? Since my daughters been working from home things really do feel different.

Have been out a few times as the driver, and the roads have been deserted. It’s lovely to just poodle along at my own pace, no traffic around me.

We do the clapping, I take myself (very slowly) across the road and stand the 2m away from my 80 year old neighbour. We do the clap together, then off she goes in again til next week.

You stay safe too - a be alert as we are being told
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22nd May 2020
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