What did you do in 2020

As we celebrate V.E. Day, I remember asking my dad what he did in the war. This coronavirus can be likened to an invisible and silent war. I imagined tomorrows children asking what we did and came up with this

What did you do in 2020

What did I do in 2020, I really must confess
I watched a world disaster, we all were in a mess
…..and I washed my hands

What did I do in 2020, well I just stayed indoors
Spent lots of time on internet, and also did some chores
…….and I washed my hands

What did I do in 2020, I let my hair grow free
As we were in lockdown, no hairdresser for me
……and I washed my hands

What did I do in 2020, I disinfected letter box
Made quite sure I stood well back , if anybody knocks
……and I washed my hands

What did I do in 2020
I clapped each Thursday night,
To show my thanks to everyone, who helped us win the fight
………..and I washed my hands

What did I do in 2020, in respect I bowed my head
For we didn’t have proper funerals, to pay homage to our dead
…….and I washed my hands

What did I do in 2020, I disregarded all my plans
Just prayed friends and family safe
……….and yes …..I washed my hands

Glenys Halliday

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Silversurfer9
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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... I have written four booklets and now a Corona chronicles which is just twelve poems writ while I am in jail...oh sorry I meant lockdown. Am on my way for a second booklet.. Trying to make folk smile and take a minutes release from these difficult times helps me forget my sight problems..

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Laushu
8th May 2020
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Kes
8th May 2020
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Great poem Glenys. Been there, done that, and still doing that. I wish everyone was.
Silversurfer9
17th May 2020
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We all will be needing hand cream as Christmas presents.
GloriaW
8th May 2020
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Love this poem, she is so right about it. Exactly as I have done. x
Silversurfer9
17th May 2020
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Thank you, not been out since March but needed money from cash machine. I went 6am this morning Sunday. Realising the only hand gel I had was about three years old and alcohol content not stated so I topped it up with Russian vodka., Hope it works
The_bees_knees
8th May 2020
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2020 personified!

You can't improve on this, it is all there,....then I came across your words in the penultimate verse and shed a tear (blubbed like a baby...because emotions are running high you understand)....
We lost a one of our 'social aquaintances' on Monday, heard about it on Wednesday and although we hadn't seen him in awhile, I was so saddened by it and the fact that we would have to say 'goodbye' in another way.
Instead of a wake....something else special. It has been bothering me but your poem became an outlet for my tears and when we all fall together once more we will remember him....together.

"Goodbye DW, goodbye!"
Silversurfer9
8th May 2020
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Please accept my condolences I’ do understand how difficult it is as have been in a similar position. It is also dreadfully sad that the people who have lost someone have to grieve alone, just when they desperately need family and friends around them. Sad times equal sad people, let’s hope and pray it won’t be too long before we can give respects to the dead and comfort to the living.
The_bees_knees
10th May 2020
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Thank you. Sweet words.
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Love this poem Glenys .. will share it on our Facebook page tomorrow as I am sure many others will enjoy it too 🙂
Silversurfer9
7th May 2020
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Thank you, I still remember my dad telling me such whoppers, but he never talked about the war properly. I think the memories were too painful

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