COVID-19 Poem

What’s on your mind?

Robbed of holidays, parties, places to go
Exciting plans, seeing friendly faces, seems so long ago.
Trying to keep a grip on my mental wellbeing,
Blocking out the bad news on TV I’m seeing.

Worried about family, the world and my friends
Whether that restaurant will open again
Hope I don’t get it, hope that one day,
I’ll have a chance of a weekend in St. Ives Bay

Kind of happy in a weird sort of way,
Less cars, less pressure, a more peaceful May.
Catching up with odd jobs, hobbies and books,
Making good use of my crocheting hooks.

Missing the freedom to wander and roam
But jolly grateful I don’t live in a care home.

Copyright Alice Mowse 2020

Published by alicemowse

Writer. Occasional performer, stitcher. One book published so far, my collection of poems 'Saved by Porpoise' available on Kindle. Featured in the anthology 'Around The Mulberry Tree'

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