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My Big Pause

Photograph of a robin on a vird feederPhotograph of a Robin on a birdfeeder

 

My Big Pause - Lisa


At first, there’s scrubbing feet and baking scones
Cutting hair and daily moans
Cleaning windows inside and out
Physical distancing or thereabout


Same four walls and same four faces
New routine and same old spaces
Nothing ventured and nothing gained
Especially when it went and rained


But then, there’s time to think and to rest our eyes
Enjoy quiet streets and enjoy quiet skies
Talk to neighbours and share our food
Share our stories and lighten the mood


Clap for the carers and support the lonely
Volunteer armies and essential trips only
Appreciate family and missing friends
Maybe see more of them when lockdown ends


Nature is blooming and outdoors a treat
The sun is shining and chicks loudly tweet
The silence a balm and nature a tonic
Back to business as usual … wouldn’t that be moronic?

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