Strange New World

Strange New World

A Poem by Wild Rose

Strange New World

18 December 2020

10:53

Strange New World

What will it be like?

 

Firms are closing

From a tiny work mans cafe

To huge conglomerates

Household names from ages past

None are safe

 

Mail order has increased

Mail order firms are taking on new staff

Buying new trucks and vans

Opening new warehouses

Local hubs they call them

 

Walk to work or on your bike

Not public transport

Keeping distance

Wearing masks

Everywhere

 

People working from home

Or! Going in on a rota

Work one week in the office

Work two weeks from home

Or similar

 

What will the new world be like

Will the new mail order customers stay

Or return to the old days

Will there be sufficient work

For everyone?

 

Wild Rose

Dec 2020

© 2020 Wild Rose


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I like the way you pose this question? All the things you mention about what it would be like are possible, even probable, and, I think that many of them will be a negative for much of the population. Lastly, the masks may be the new “ normal” but I’m hoping Thayer are not. Maybe we should go back the simpler life of the good old days. Very well done!
Best, Betty

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

1 Month Ago

Thank you Betty Yes now we have been partially freed; so we should see things beginning to take shap.. read more
Betty Hermelee

1 Month Ago

That’s great; hubby and I are vaccinated since Feb, so happy; you’re right about small shops clo.. read more



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I like the way you pose this question? All the things you mention about what it would be like are possible, even probable, and, I think that many of them will be a negative for much of the population. Lastly, the masks may be the new “ normal” but I’m hoping Thayer are not. Maybe we should go back the simpler life of the good old days. Very well done!
Best, Betty

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

1 Month Ago

Thank you Betty Yes now we have been partially freed; so we should see things beginning to take shap.. read more
Betty Hermelee

1 Month Ago

That’s great; hubby and I are vaccinated since Feb, so happy; you’re right about small shops clo.. read more
You bring up good questions here. The world has tilted on its axis leaving us wondering what to do and what will be next. Suicides are up, anxiety is leaving people sleepless. Only time will tell what the future brings.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

2 Months Ago

We have been isolated from Last Feb. I had an immunity system break down. But none of that made much.. read more
I don't think we will ever get back to what we once thought of as normal.
The internet and texting already had us doing less face to face contact....real contact.
now we are even more segregated from each other.
Maybe it is what many want, who knows?
I am teaching from home...Microsoft Teams....but not the same as being in class with the students.
I want that back. Yes, this poem says it all.
j.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

2 Months Ago

Thanks Jacob
While have been sitting here a guy has just said he doesn't think the old ways w.. read more
It is a strange new world.. something I'm almost getting used to; but still uncomfortable with the virus hanging around...my kids and grand kids are working from home and have been for months. This is certainly relevant and well written. Thanks for sharing.
Best, Betty

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

3 Months Ago

One recent TV program sugested that the larger stores would have highstreet stores acting amost as a.. read more
How clearly you state the case for not what has happened but what we do to help out OUR future. People are running scared and desperate, so many battling rules, disobeying guide lines because they think they know better than experts.. and I do mean the experts. Who knows what the future holds.. it's what is happening now that we can make or break - yes?

Wild Rose, your writing is faultless, your questions worthy... thank you so very much. Keep safe.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

emmajoy

3 Months Ago

Guess that was logical and worthwhile for the staff.. but surely logic involves making things practi.. read more
Wild Rose

3 Months Ago

Think it was all done in a rush
They had spent the weekend setting everything up and vaccinat.. read more
emmajoy

3 Months Ago

More than likely... at least is done til the second dose. Take care tween now and then.. and always... read more
All good questions
One son now works from home and it is likely that will become somewhat of a norm, other son still goes to his regular location
Mail order has increased tremendously here and many businesses are suffering
We are relatively Covid free on our island but over the New Year, thoughtless people partied and the number has increased
A dangerous but interesting time
Take care out there

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

3 Months Ago

Ah we get our vaccination tomorrow
Dave Brown

3 Months Ago

. 👍
Cogent questions for the survivors.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

4 Months Ago

I do wonder how many firms will survive

Lots of space for new enterprises to develop.. read more
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Gee
More questions than answers, but what will be will be. Here's hoping 2021 has more smiles than tears.
Hope you are well and 2021 is kind to you


Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

4 Months Ago

I never expected any answers
Only time will tell

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