Lockdown Day 25


The end of November and soon my lockdown poems will fold,
They’ve brightened a few people’s days, so I’ve been told.
It’s been nice to have documented the turns and the twists,
As things have changed as the virus persists.

We’ve recorded some history of how it has been,
Documented the news and what we have seen.
I hope it soon ends and something like our normal lives resumes,
And that a brighter 2021 on the horizon looms.

But for now at least, my lockdown poems will cease,
I have one or two other projects tucked up my sleeve.
So I’ll be back very soon with an exciting little twist,
I’m quite excited about the next project on the list.

Lockdown Day 24

A rainy lockdown Saturday, with nowhere much to go,
I’ve been flicking through the news, to see what I should know.
Covid, Covid, Covid; we see it everywhere,
With other reported stories, being rather rare.

I did however find something, that made me stop and smile,
I forgot about Covid, for a very fleeting while.
A moment to appreciate the nature amongst which we co exist,
And sharing it with you, well I simply couldn’t resist. 😀




Lockdown Day 23

Blooming marvellous how long some cut flowers bloom,
Vibrantly bringing colour and life to a room.
Reminding us too of friends we’ve not see in an age,
Hampered and restrained by COVID’s restrictive cage.

Pretty petals and luscious leaves,
Safely tucked up inside away from the breeze.
Scintillating scents wafting through the air,
Making you pause momentarily to stop and to stare.

Lockdown Day 22

The latest COVID 19 tiers are like a metaphorical wedding cake,
Tier 1 at the top, the first to see a break.
Once cut into though, the uniformity crumbles away,
With each people consuming in their own unique way.

A moment of delight, perhaps to be worked off later,
For boosts to morale and businesses, this cake will help to cater.
The cake won’t last for ever though and will surely make some crumbs,
Portion control is perhaps the key for positive outcomes.

Lockdown Day 21

So the news is in! Lockdown will come to an end!
Five days of Christmas means time with friends and family we can spend.
Is this the right decision, nobody knows,
And it’s yet to be seen into which tier everybody goes.

Let’s hope the Christmas cheer doesn’t later set us back,
And reverse the steady ‘R decline’ to get us back off track.
Great for morale, for many at least,
As the nation heads towards being partially released.

Lockdown Day 20

Pass me the ‘thingy’ he said,
As he got quite animated.
And with his eyes I was led,
Which all seemed complicated.

Without descriptive language,
We’re left to second guess.
Which can cause a bit of anguish,
And leave us in a mess.

So three cheers from me to diction,
For helping us each day.
To help communicate without restriction,
And our message to convey.

Lockdown Day 19


Treasured deer were gathered here the other day,
To graze amongst the parkland.
Across the fields they meandered along their way,
And then stilled, seeing humans on their homeland.

The stags and does in their natural habitat stayed,
With some fawn nestled between.
With trepidation from both sides next steps were made,
Considering wondrously the other being.

Lockdown Day 18


Round and round, lockdown seems infinite at times,
So today on our bikes, we rediscovered former pastimes.
Something quite calming about wheels spinning round,
As the bikes carried us over the leaf covered ground.

The leaves crinkled and crunched as our bikes whizzed through,
Something unique to autumn to do.
Another day well spent on our second lockdown,
Exploring on wheels our local hometown .

Lockdown Day 17

A robin popped by on a crisp autumn day,
It landed right beside us, obviously wanting to play.
And with the camera quickly poised ready, we started to snap,
A lovely opportunity which fell into our lap.

Its lovely grey feathers fluttered in the chilly breeze,
Intrigued in what we were doing and eager to  please.
It preened and it danced and pushed out its little red breast,
Then eventually flew away, back to its nest.

Lockdown Day 16

Stuck in lockdown, we do lots virtually,

To do what we need to, with those we can’t see.

So from the comfort of my sofa,  I watched a virtual black tie event,

Awards were presented although all nominees were absent.


The comedian compare was present all the same,

Standing alone for his moment of fame.

And as he announced the award we were waiting for,

I was delighted to witness my favourite nominee win it once more.


Three times on the bounce, the hat trick has been scored,

A veritable achievement one, I wholeheartedly applaud.

Nice to be part of his moment of glory,

A rare positive part of the Covid story.


The prerecorded acceptance speech was one not to be missed,

Who would have thought a BAFTA film producer he would enlist.

Mixing with the celebrities he took it all in his stride,

A perfect ending for someone justly bursting with pride.