This is a totally different world out there wherever you are
Travelling is so difficult you can only go 5km in your car
Indoors or outdoors while all are wearing masks
Everybody is going about their business while doing their tasks.
It feels like the whole world has turned inside out
Listen to our Rulers and we should be in with a very good shout
With all the strict levels – 2.3.4 and 5
We as humans just seem to be living like bees in a very large hive.
Everyone is going down to the local shops
Panic set in “you guessed” – toilet rolls, soaps and extra buckets and mops
They are selling like wildfire, all gone in a flash
You’d think that the whole world was coming to a crash.
The panic set in all schools were told to shut
Many parents seem to be sick in their gut
No parties were allowed at yours or mine, even a fine dine
Just think you may end up in Court with a nice hefty fine.
They are working day and night in all our 24 hour labs
All trying to make that vital vaccine new jab
Every second, minute, hour of our previous day
They say that the Covid 19 vaccine is definitely on its way
People are finding it hard to struggle with loved ones and their own troubles
It would be great to bust the Covid 19 big Bubble
There is good news travelling fast of finding a vaccine cure
This is the best news we have heard for some time now and that’s for sure.
Indoors our outdoors while all wearing masks
Everybody is going the distance while doing their tasks
People just want to call to their local bar
To meet some characters and have a few jars.
Landlord with book in hand calls out “what’s your name”?
Then someone shouts out “sure it’s all the same”
There’s Joe from Stonehall who likes a whiskey neat
You must not hurry him while he is having his treat.
Johnny come in, top coat in hand
To his surprise he discovers there is no music or band
Then calls for his pint and another for his mate
Sure says the barman, “ye can’t stay too late”
A lot of people want to book a flight
Now they are told not to whether it be day or night
Because of this dreadful pandemic it’s not right
Someday we all hope to see the big green bright light.
Most of us have had no time for talking
While others give a nod and a wink while out walking
Many a holiday maker were coming to our great naïve shores
Lo and behold we had to turn them away from our front doors.
All sports will never be the same
Sure enough we would love to see a live game
No single one wanted to take the blame
In time to come it may put us all to shame.
We know it covers all our nationwide
The public must take it in their stride
Stay the distance because there is nowhere to hide
Keep washing them hands and never end up on the wrong side.
Indoor, outdoor, shops, schools, pubs, work, health what’s next?
Google, Gmail, youtube, Netflix, broadband etc., or maybe a text
Most think it is great to go on streamline
Others don’t agree with it, but that is fine.
All around the world Covid 19 is here for some time to stay
A lot of families are very worried will they get their next pay
Sure they are all about Donald Trump, USA when things don’t go his way
But we’ll leave that for the present to discuss another day.
Remember our loved ones who have fallen asleep
Memories and thoughts will always stay for keeps
Cherish the happiness and all the love you’ve know
In darker moments you’ll never to alone.
Reach out and take a friendly hand
They are always close to you to listen and understand
We as a nation may all pause and say a single prayer
To all who have departed us, also the people we all care.
Now that this year is coming to a close
Let’s hope you don’t catch that dreadful dose
Here’s to a good Christmas, sing out a mighty cheer
We all hope for a bright New Happy Peaceful prosperous New Year
Details about the Author
Paul Hickey from Smithstown. Works for the local authority. When he had some free time during lockdown he wanted to share his thoughts and hope that others enjoy reading his poem.