A Poem about 2020 by Danielle Toogood
A virus has come from China they say,
You must wash your hands, keep two meters away!
Life as we knew it had instantly vanished.
With new rules and guidelines to be established.
Queuing for shops, schools closing down,
and sadly businesses shutting all over the town.
"Stay at home!", "One walk a day!"
(Though some didn't have a garden to play)
To keep our friends and family safe is now our one goal.
"Stay away from loved ones!" is what we were told.
Unsure of when again we will be allowed to meet,
I'm now grateful for phones, computers and I.T.
Though through all of the mayhem there is something that's different...
All around people are starting to listen,
as if something before had blocked our vision.
We see the local beauty within our restrictions,
now eager to protect it in all it's brilliance.
The NHS that many took for granted,
was now our protector, no doubt about it.
Key workers got the credit they so rightly deserved,
a new found gratitude had now emerged.
Communities had gathered to help each soul
(albeit some did hoard all the toilet roll).
Neighbours reached out and even made friendships,
helping each other was truly commended.
Although the future is unclear, we know life is precious, we are lucky to be here.
So many deaths, how cruel this virus can be.
We must all do our best to protect our friends and family.