A poem by John Arnott to make you smile
Thank God that Covid's in retreat at last
and we don't have to dwell upon the past
Still wearing masks, we shop at Tesco
it's been OK to dine al-fresco
now restaurant dining is back, just think of that
no more outside with blankets and bobble hat!
The church is open, the bells are ringing
we congregate outside for communal singing
But now 'step three' is here - it's time to go!
and welcome all the friends you know
Get out and about and paint the town red
but listen to Boris and don't lose your head!
be cautious though - at your own pace
and watch out for that unwelcome embrace!
'At your own risk' you can hug and cuddle
the rules are clear - don't get in a muddle
but tickle responsibly when you meet
and please be careful who you greet
for not all will want that fond embrace
when we meet again and face to face
The birthday bash is back again
you can stay indoors, not out in the rain
however, be cautious and not in doubt
as your birthday boy blows the candles out
and as you're offered a slice of cake
be selective with which piece you take!