A poem 24th April

I used to take for granted
Sitting out in the midday sun,
Sunbathing on the golden sands,
As summer had just begun.
I used to take for granted
Going for a ride in the car,
Just for something else to do,
Traveling near or far.
I used to take for granted
Walking the dog in the park,
Along the beach, to the local pub,
Then coming home in the dark.
I used to take for granted
Meeting up with my all of pals
For coffee or a jacket potato lunch,
Chat purely intended for gals.
I used to take for granted
Everything that came my way,
Before the Coronavirus
Invaded our lives one day.
Everything has been turned on its head,
Going out a luxurious treat,
Walks and talks from a distance
With everyone that we meet.
This is the norm for the moment,
It’s accepted and must be done,
None of us actually like it,
But there’s nowhere we can run.
Now everything is precious,
Seen in a respectful light,
Every day is a blessing,
Each thing is a wondrous sight.
Take care and look after each other,
No-one knows how long it will last,
And all being well eventually
It will become a thing of the past.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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18 Responses to A poem 24th April

  1. Sadje says:

    This is the right attitude. Bear what we cannot change.

  2. fransiweinstein says:


  3. This lockdown has certainly made us realize how much we’ve been taking for granted. But there are things to be thankful for. Hang in there, Din

  4. murisopsis says:

    Perfectly penned! I do hope we will all come out fine in the end.

  5. TanGental says:

    Lovely. This will be a chapter in the history books eventually

  6. willowdot21 says:

    All things must pass💜

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