Friday Fictioneers 3rd July

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PHOTO PROMPT © Na’ama Yehuda

Where have all the people gone?
Long time passes…….
Where have all the people gone?
Since yesterday………….
Where have all the people gone
Social distanced, every one,
When will they ever learn,
That this is now the norm.
Where have all the good times gone?
Long time passes,
Where have all the good times gone?
So sadly missed.
Where have all the good times gone?
Gone to archives, every one,
When will they ever learn,
Everyone stays at home.

89 words

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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37 Responses to Friday Fictioneers 3rd July

  1. It’s interesting that you’ve put it into the form of a folkie song, since it’s absolutely the stuff of folkie music anyway

  2. Gabriella says:

    You and I tackled the same topic, but from very different angles. It is indeed eerie to see busy places now empty, or at least far less busy.

  3. Sadje says:

    Perfectly apt.

  4. Iain Kelly says:

    Starting to see signs of normal life again, although it seems we may have to put up with local lockdown at some point. There are parts I shall miss – I’ve enjoyed the quiet roads driving into work and the peace while out for my daily run!

    • We’ve enjoyed the social distancing and quiet roads if we wanted to go anywhere. Not looking forward to the weekend here though and shall be staying at our end of town when walking the dog. Take care Iain.

      • Iain Kelly says:

        Definitely – stay away from those pubs! It does feel like an awful mistake letting them open at this time.

      • It looks like the pub I play darts for won’t be reopening for a good while yet, and the one closest to us only opened two nights a week anyway, so she won’t be either.

  5. neilmacdon says:

    The question may be WHAT are we going to learn from this experience

  6. Himanshu Pal says:

    Very nicely put. It’s a strange time but it will be better soon. 😊

  7. We are out of lock down here, but it doesn’t feel the same as before.

    • I don’t think anything will be to be honest. Times and attitudes are changing, some not for the better IMO. Our town is likely to be invaded by holidaymakers at the weekend and we’re dreading it, so plan to keep out of everybody’s way. Luckily we are away from the main town and attractions anyway. Keep safe and aware.

  8. quiall says:

    Well done! I loved that song. “When will we ever learn? . . .”

  9. granonine says:

    I’ll be hearing Peter, Paul and Mary for the rest of the day. Among the many other performers who sang that one.

  10. Brilliant take Di, you had me singing along! Pubs open again tomorrow, yeah!

  11. Bill says:

    Telling it like it is. Good one.

  12. Dale says:

    Well done, Di. A song for the times we are living in.

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