What shall I do?

Am I the only one who’s more confused than ever

What is the Best Solution?

It’s Christmas 2020, they are giving us a truce
But can you answer honestly, will it be of any use?
Should I take the opportunity to catch up with friends and kin
If result is that by February we’ll all be locked back in

They’re likening it to World War Two, when soldiers played a game
Of football out in no man’s land, but it’s nothing like the same
Those men had stopped their killing, that’s not what we would do
As this virus takes no holidays, it aims to conquer you

Stealthily and silently, with no intent on ceasing
All the war deaths halted, but ours would be increasing
Working out the families, then totting up the score
May cause upset if some invited and others must ignore

Think it may be easier to just stay home alone
Exchange your Christmas greeting via zoom or telephone.
Yes you could meet folk and party, the choice is up to you
Though it may be safer ………..to have summer turkey barbecue

…….hopefully, we will have a couple of sunny summer  days

Glenys Halliday

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Silversurfer9
1926 Up Votes
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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Wilf
4th Jan 2021
1
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Excellent poem Glenys. I did laugh with the summer bbq Turkey!
SusanneJ5
19th Dec 2020
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Lovely poem Glenys. I too started writing after my husband died, I didn't have any published though I have two here on Silversurfers. I met a new love in January of this year and have moved in for the lockdown, not going anywhere now. That is a truly lovely story except I haven't done any writing since. I hope I can get back to it in the New Year.

Keep on writing Glynis, you have a rare talent.
Silversurfer9
19th Dec 2020
1
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Thank you, I am so happy that you have found someone that’s really lovely. Maybe you don’t need to write now but it’s always there if you need it. Hope you have a lovely Christmas and covid free new year
ElaineR712
16th Dec 2020
1
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Lovely poem, but it should have been world war 1 not 2 , x
Silversurfer9
19th Dec 2020
1
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Thank you, I will amend it, I scribble away, that’s taught me I should do a tad of research if I include facts
Kes
16th Dec 2020
1
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Great poem Glenys, I hope that common sense prevails, whatever people’s circumstances. But that is a problem in itself, as people have a different understanding of what constitutes common sense. One persons sense of right and wrong is another persons wrong and right.
Whatever Christmas means to you Glenys, and however you spend it, I wish you a happy peaceful time. Take care and keep well. Karen x.
Silversurfer9
17th Dec 2020
1
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Thank you Kes. I hope you have a good time, I am not having a great time at mo and after six weeks pain have had to go to doc. Waiting for tests as she thinks it may be kidney stones, oh well I do need to loose a few stone so maybe......
Kes
21st Dec 2020
1
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Sorry to hear you been suffering, and for such a while. Glad to know that you’ve not lost your sense of humour Glenys. Hold on to that as long as you can. Take care.
anubis
16th Dec 2020
1
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you hit the nail on the head along with my family we will do our celebrating hopefully in the summer
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I think your poem sums up how we all feel Glenys - stay safe and well 🙂

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