I can’t believe that today is the 100th day of lockdown!!! So to mark the occasion I’ve written a little poem! I hope you enjoy...
100 Days of Lockdown
100 days of lockdown, can it really be so
that we've spent 100 days with nowhere fun to go?
On that fateful first day when we all watched wide-eyed
as Boris told us to stay home and save lives.
A few weeks, we all thought, we can manage that!
Go on walks, binge on Netflix and lots of Zoom chats!
But as the shine started to wear on PE with Joe Wicks
we began to realise that this was not a quick fix!
The kids were stuck home, the cafes and shops closed
Juggling work and home-schooling would keep us on our toes!
To begin with the kids were happy to be home
free from the routines and the structure they'd known.
But as the weeks wore on, the boredom set in
As did the constant demand for snacking!
As the restrictions gradually began to lift
to sit 2 metres from your friend was truly a gift!
We've all got used to chats on front drives
and zoom has become vital in all of our lives!
So here we are now at the 100 day mark
when the most excitement we've had are picnics in the park!
It's 100 days since we've used another loo
or hugged a friend or had a date night for two.
100 days since we went browsing round shops
or went out to a restaurant or sat in a coffee shop!
100 days since our kids were at school
and our houses were silent for an hour or two!
One hundred days since I've worked without distraction,
100 days of learning long-divsion and fractions!
My house is a mess, a chaos I've had to embrace
and the cobwebs in corners I never get time to face!
I've tackled countless questions, broken up many a fight
as each day seems to blur wordlessly into night!
At the start of lockdown we were all so keen
to learn new skills, create photo albums, step away from our screens
but as time marched on we began to wish
for that elusive 'spare time' that seemed but a myth!
But amongst all the chaos, the fear and the worry,
have been moments of joy when we've not been in such a hurry.
Rushing around from place to place
doesn't leave us much time or even much space!
But during these crazy 100 days
we've laughed and we've cried, we've walked and we've played.
We've spent time with our families, had our partners by our side
We've smiled and laughed and shouted and cried!
So today at this 100-day mark
I raise a glass to you all for finding light in the dark;
for smiling at strangers, clapping the NHS
or accepting your house will always be a mess
For home-schooling, work meetings sat in your PJs,
or waiting for food delivery slots for days!
Here's to us all, for making it through
this crazy time, I raise my drink to you!