Staying Home Alone
by Maureen Sawtell
How will I cope alone at home?
Day after day without end
No U3a classes and choirs to attend
No having a laugh with my friends.
Doreen’s set us all our art homework
Making a file about the sun.
Stephens teaching us all to read music
Even Gareth Malone’s joined the fun!
Boris’s message is clear and appealing
Stay at home, stay safe and be well!
Two metres apart and no cheating
Together well get through this hell.
Thank God for the phone, and the ‘net
I never thought I’d hear myself say
But these are good ways to support each other
Keeping us close day by day.
A call to arms for our dear NHS
Many thousands step up for the cause
Neighbours and tradesmen support those in need
Spreading kindness to help those indoors.
Now our spring gardens are blooming again
Showing us life can and must go on
Begging us to believe we’ll survive all the pain
Determined the fight will be won
Faith doesn’t survive in our churches alone
It exists in the midst of our hearts and souls
It’s there in the many kindnesses shown
In the smiles and the cheery hellos.
And as we emerge from this terrible strife
Midst devastating hurt and grief
Let us be healed and embrace a new life
Turning despair into hope and belief.