As if times weren’t stressful enough, we are prisoners in our homes as we try to keep safe from the misguided and ignorant, they who show little if any respect or consideration as they run ragged and unchecked through our streets.
Each emergence from the sanctuary of our boundaries is now a treacherous passage.

Taking your life in your hands
Risking infection from the masses
Elevated due to lockdown easings
All in the name of money.
Caution is frowned upon,
Hostility and mistrust are rife,
Escape is impossible.
Ridiculed for trying to protect ourselves,
Outcast in our own land.
Unrest rules and divides us,
Solidarity is a myth.

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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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24 Responses to Treacherous

  1. Sadje says:

    This is so good, the poem. The situation is obviously very bad.

    • Talking to an elderly couple in the next road as I was walking Maggie, they are extremely nervous about going out. Neither drive, and their mobility is limited so they rely on town to do their shopping as they don’t have a computer for on-line shopping. With town heaving with holiday makers and only likely to get worse, it’s almost a battlefield to go anywhere, so most locals are staying inside. Our neighbour is the same, and I have to confess, we’re not happy either.

  2. Fandango says:

    I see that “treacherous” brings out the cynicism in you! 😏

  3. murisopsis says:

    Love the poem! Seems that many refuse to wear the masks and sadly don’t change their tune until tragedy strikes. Then they become vocal proponents for masks and distancing and stricter rules… But only once COVID-19 had impacted them personally!

  4. Silver Stone says:

    Loved this take on the challenge. It’s a shame that some people don’t take the pandemic seriously, and by disobeying all the precautionary measures; they’re putting others in danger.

  5. scifihammy says:

    I feel for you and your elderly neighbours. Being allowed to go on holiday is crazy! I hope you can stay safe.

  6. Great take on the prompt, Di

  7. willowdot21 says:

    A great acrostic poem 💜💜

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