Thank You

Thank You

Thank you to those who put food on our plates,
To the drivers and friends who leave bags by our gates,
Shop workers, shelf fillers who try to stay jolly,
And the people with wipes cleaning up every trolley,

Thank you to postmen and all warehouse sorters,
To carers, health workers and hospital porters,
Thank you to teachers and those who home school,
To children with homework who stick to the rule,

Thank you to chemists and doctors and nurses,
To those who donate to foodbanks from their purses,
Engineers and the teams who still empty our bins,
IT people, YouTubers, podcasters, admins,

Thanks to the TV, and writers of books,
To take away outlets, washer uppers and cooks,
Thank you to shoppers who help us stay home,
Collectors of pills and connectors by phone,

Thank you to councils, their staff and their clerks,
Politicians, civil servants, and the gardeners in parks,
To police, paramedics who save us from harm,
Firefighters who come when we raise the alarm,

To walkers who follow the two metre guide,
And folk who test vaccines while we stay inside,
Thank you for endless hand washing with soap,
And to those who inspire us with passion and hope.

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 ww.w.clairebaldry.co.uk .Claire and her husband were awarded the SE Diabetes UK Inspire Award in 2017 for innovative ways of fundraising.

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Wilf
9th Apr 2020
2
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Lovely poem Claire and yes a huge thank you to all our NHS and other workers from shops to the police to the dustmen who all have to go and work so hard at this very difficult time.
Claire Baldry
10th Apr 2020
1
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Thank you so much for commenting Wilf. We certainly have alot to be grateful for.
Wilf
10th Apr 2020
0
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Thanks Claire. Yes its a very difficult time for many people but previous generations have had a lot worse and come through it. All the best, Wilf
Kes
9th Apr 2020
2
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Excellent poem Claire and thank you for it. Proof if proof were needed, that whoever we are, whatever we do, it really matters to someone else.
Claire Baldry
10th Apr 2020
1
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Thank you so much for your comment Kes. It's so important to feel of value, especially at the moment.

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