A Poem by Flo

One from the Covid archives, written by Florence (in March 2022) and posted by a proud Daddy...

The Global Pandemic 

They cancelled school one day
And we all thought hurray, hurray
An extra day, for us to play

For we had no idea
The next two years
We would feel like prisoners 

Locked in our country
Locked in our city
Locked in our homes

Dragging yourself out of bed everyday
Only to grab your laptop
And crawl back inside your den

Learning through a screen
Isolated from your friends
Zoom calls just aren't the same

Need a ticket to go outside 
The police are lions
Waiting to catch and give you a fine

Walking laps in your flat
Trying to hit your daily ten thousand 
But you never succeed 

Family all over the world
Grandparents going grey 
Skype will have to do

How about we turn on the news?
It's just as depressed 

Five million cases worldwide!
Eight thousand deaths today!
The corona virus has turned into a global pandemic!

Locked in our country
Locked in our city
Locked in our homes

We have lost loved ones
We have been animals trapped in a zoo
But it’s all coming to an end 

We have made it through the global pandemic 
Of twenty twenty
 to twenty twenty two.

4 thoughts on “A Poem by Flo

  1. MR MARK S ODDIE May 21, 2022 / 4:27 pm

    Excellent ! Outstanding ! The way it’s said is so fluent and elegant; the empathy and feelings evoked are intense but balanced . -Mark Oddie

    • saigonsays May 23, 2022 / 6:29 pm

      Thanks Mark, I’ve passed on your message to Flo who was very happy to hear from you!

  2. Jenny Falcon May 22, 2022 / 12:05 am

    Well done Flo! – a poem written with maturity, sincerity and true feeling! Jenny

    • saigonsays May 23, 2022 / 6:30 pm

      Thanks Jenny, that’s very nice of you to comment! Hope all well with you all over there?

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