We Shall Overcome

We Shall Overcome

No bombs are falling from the sky
No sirens blare alarm
No searchlight scours the heavens above
Protecting us from harm

For the enemy is silent,
Much quieter than a mouse
Invisible and will not tell
If visiting your house

It doesn’t wear a uniform
Nor does it tote a gun
Standing apart, yet still together
Is how this war is won

Bored by staying in your home
Cooped up with shrieking kids
No theatres trips or cinema
The new isolation law forbids

Tell Rover he must cross his legs
Stop looking at his lead
He can go far as he likes
Once we all are freed

So just have patience, stay in the house
But please take heed…..don’t murder your spouse.

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..

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5th Apr 2020
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Another excellent poem Glenys. And the good news is . . . I’ve not murdered my spouse.
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Another great poem Glenys ... thank you for keeping us entertained 🙂
1st Apr 2020
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Thank you got the idea thinking in most other wars you could identify the enemy

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