When the Vaccine Comes

When the Vaccine Comes

Hello… 999? Can you help on our street?
I am worried at Frank who is dancing with Pete,
Auntie Rhona has vodka, she’s stuck in the drains,
While Albert her husband is stroking her veins,

They are singing and shouting and racing wheel-chairs,
Never showing concern ‘bout our horrified stares
While Doreen and Maureen are jiving with Joan,
They seem unaware that we’re still stuck at home

How I envy the freedom of Audrey and Maxine,
My eighty-plus friends who have had both their vaccines

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.com .Claire and her husband were awarded the SE Diabetes UK Inspire Award in 2017 for innovative ways of fundraising.

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