My life is in pending,
I’m sure I’m not alone,
I’m listening to ‘Greensleeves’
waiting on the ‘phone.

I’ve been sat her an hour,
they don’t miss a trick,
no matter what the problem,
they blame the Pandemic.

Essential shopping only,
tills with a protective screen,
I’ve learnt to stand waiting,
for the red light to turn green.

The internet is my best friend,
It’s becoming to me quite precious,
but we must be thinking all alike,
I’m pending while it refreshes.

I cannot book a holiday,
I’ve got to wait for that,
no passports needed at this time,
sun cream or floppy hat.

No check-up at the dentist,
G.P. I see online,
and if I’m out without a mask,
I get a big fat fine.

We’re told to have more patience,
be brave, and act less stricken,
like the time I stood in KFC,
when they ran out of chicken.

I’ve started to hide sweets and treats,
God forbid that I run low,
who cares about the toilet rolls?
I know what aisle to go!

I’m also pending every night,
usually half-past nine,
When I pour myself a goldfish bowl-sized
glass of chilled white wine.

So I’ll pend a little longer,
whilst getting on with it,
It’s ‘Chin up- Chest-out’ time,
and show some Dunkirk Spirit ….   (hic!)

Jeanette Mahon

About the author

223 Up Votes
Hi. I am new to this 'world' of same age surfers! I am keen to socialise in any format. I am a wife, mum and nanna. I love to sew, crochet, read and write. I also visit the pool (while I can!) to swim or attend aqua. I love my garden, although not the work that accompanies it-guess I like to gaze and admire more than digging and weeding! I believe in 'Use it, or lose it' so try to be active, despite my age. I love chocolate and wine, frequently please!

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30th Oct 2020
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Absolutely brilliant!
1st Nov 2020
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Thank you. Stay safe.
24th Oct 2020
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Brilliant poem Jeanette. Very humorous, which is what we need a lot of just now.
24th Oct 2020
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Thank you so much Kes. stay safe.
24th Oct 2020
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Brilliant poem for these strange times!
24th Oct 2020
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Thank you, indeed they are! Stay safe.
21st Oct 2020
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great thanks and cheers!
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I know how you feel - it seems our lives are on hold at the moment! Great poem Jeanette 🙂

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