Good afternoon again – it seems like we’re heading for a pretty unsociable Christmas. However, I still have some poems to perhaps cheer you up!
The first one is again from Christina Lynn, and relates to the first “Lockdown” in March this year. Let’s hope it doesn’t get this bad again!!
SHOPPING IN LOCKDOWN
As we went into “lockdown”
Our shopping it became a problem.
Those with computers shopped on line
If slot was found, it would be fine,
Others used “click and collect”
Great if order was correct!
Many had to go themselves
And often there were empty shelves.
That virus caused a great pandemic,
Not a loo roll could you buy
Though in many shops you try.
Gone were the days when choice you had
No cushioned quilted, t’was too bad!
Though some of us have not forgotten
When all you had to wipe your bottom,
Old timetables pages which you tore
From hook on back of privy door!
Tins of soup and fish and beans
Some grabbed them all by any means.
I hope those greedy people blush
‘Cos weaker ones they shoved and pushed.
And then we had to social distance,
Closer than two metres an offence.
Were told it was for our own good
When far apart, in queues we stood.
As a nation we’ve much practice
Buses, trains, and at Post Office
We’ve obediently stood in line,
And often waited quite a time!
Now one in, one out, it was the rule,
And most of us were sensible,
But when in shop at last we got,
We really felt we’d lost the plot.
Direction arrows like a maze
Left us feeling in a daze!
Up one aisle and down another
Shopping now, you’re in a dither
‘Cos when shopping you’ve a list
So things important you don’t miss.
Just when you thought you’d got the lot
You look at list, one item you’ve forgot
So round the shop you go again
Oh dear me, it is a pain!
Blast! it’s getting very late
Again at checkout you must wait
Then, at last, your shopping done
In the car and head for home.
Many thanks Christina!