Once upon a time

Once upon a time

A Poem by Wild Rose

Once upon a time 

Once upon a time we were free to come and go 

Then a terrible affliction appeared  

It gave you a cough, aching limbs and a high temperature 

They took you away out of sight 

No contact with other people 

One hours walk, go to the shops, That’s all! 

Stand in line two meters apart 

Go to the park 

Don’t sit on a seat or the grass 

Not even when all alone 

You must keep moving 

Once a day for one hour 

Not twice for two half hours 

People wearing face masks 

Am I in a town of bandits, or? 

Outcasts attempting to hide 

I have  

Done all the jig saws 

The knitting, writing nothing left 

Some day 

I hope soon 

The unlock rainbow  

Will lift the bans 

One day we WILL be free again 

To sit and watch the world     

Go by without a care 

Wild Rose 

2020 

© 2020 Wild Rose


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"free to sit and watch the world go by..." I thought that's what the stay at home order was asking us to do. I don't have a problem with the masks. They're just folks trying to stay well. I'm not troubled or desperate or suffering or even impatient. Do I want this pandemic to come to an end? Certainly. But until then, I'm perfectly content to read, cook, watch movies, draw, paint, create and spend quality time with my family while avoiding possible contagions and contagious environments as much as possible. As a great sage once said, "This too shall pass."

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

1 Month Ago

No I am not bothered about face masks either.
We have our crafts and interests to get on with.. read more



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I am pretty certain that the summer of 2020 at least is gonna go down in history... now that's what I call profound :)

Neville

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

1 Month Ago


All my hills were washed away.. once upon a rainy day :)
Wild Rose

1 Month Ago

I don't know Today I have been given leave to meet other people > first time since March 10
Neville

1 Month Ago


I can only imagine how difficult that must have been for you and those you love and hold dea.. read more
Think we can definitely write 2020 off, though something tells me November onwards is going to be bad.
If anything comes out of this, it maybe the realisation that as humans we're not as indestructible as we thought we were.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

1 Month Ago

We are hoping to get a short break in the autumn

I hope they can get some thing like .. read more
Paul Bell

1 Month Ago

President Trump has a vaccination I hear. lol
our family has been barely affected
We are a bit isolated and the shopping thing is very well organized
There have been some good results for the animal kingdom and apparently the globe's surface has stopped vibrating
It will be good to find a solution because there are people and businesses in trouble and by the sound of it, there is a bit of optimism for a solution

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

1 Month Ago

We could have been effected much more
Son was sent home from work because of our age, so he .. read more
"free to sit and watch the world go by..." I thought that's what the stay at home order was asking us to do. I don't have a problem with the masks. They're just folks trying to stay well. I'm not troubled or desperate or suffering or even impatient. Do I want this pandemic to come to an end? Certainly. But until then, I'm perfectly content to read, cook, watch movies, draw, paint, create and spend quality time with my family while avoiding possible contagions and contagious environments as much as possible. As a great sage once said, "This too shall pass."

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

1 Month Ago

No I am not bothered about face masks either.
We have our crafts and interests to get on with.. read more

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Wild Rose

Lake Disrtict, Cumbria, United Kingdom



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