the quarantine blues

the quarantine blues

A Poem by Lydia
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a little fun ditty because, well, what else can i do? :)

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i'm singing the blues
from this quarantine
the streets are all empty
it's a surrealistic scene!
my closet is organized
my dresser is too
i've read three books
what else is there to do?
the books on my shelf
are now alphabetical
the end date of this solitude
is just hypothetical!
i've made a fruit salad
and baked a chocolate cake
if this were a movie
we'd need a re-take!
my hair's a mess
my nails are painted quarantine
i'll not need a costume
if this lasts through halloween!
hands are raw
from sanitizer and soap
toilet paper is in short supply
all we can do is hope!
we're all in this together
that's true enough
now's the time to prove
we can be pretty tough.

                                                                                                                                                                                     

© 2020 Lydia


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You know the old saying Lydi**, laughter is the best medicine, and my goodness we need a good dose of that now don't we? Our lockdown started today, but we have been practising for best part of a week in our household. It will be hard not seeing some of the family, but at least we have technology which will keep us in touch. Routine, getting in to a set one is essential and finding things to do to replace all the social activities. Yes, I will be clearing out cupboards, gardening and finding a few new hobbies. Thank you for a lighthearted write about something we are all in together. Take care my friend.

Chris

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Weeks Ago

Humor has always gotten me through the tough times. We have been inside for almost a week now. Tha.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

And you too Lydi**



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I love it. Beautifully rhymed and replete with humor in a time where there cannot be enough laughter. Be well in quarantine. ~Jim

Posted 4 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

4 Days Ago

I had a feeling I would see you soon, Jim....it's April! Hope you are writing for poetry month. St.. read more
well said Lydia! the mix of humor with a sobering reality is pretty smart says i ... i live an acre away from my nearsest neighbor and the next nearest is across the holler ;) my life style is laid back and stay home anyway so i haven't had to change much of anything ... i retired from working as a RN in Intensive Care so hand washing and keeping my hands away from my face are second nature ... but i feel for young families especially .. and those whose jobs and pay are on hold ... not to mention all those businesses now struggling ... it all has happened overnight seemingly ... i think you have some great closing lines ... we are pretty tough ... millions of years tough eh!?

Posted 5 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

5 Days Ago

I never knew you were an intensive care RN....impressive job. You were a hero! Yes, a lot of famil.. read more
Einstein Noodle

4 Days Ago

you inspire me Lydia .. and i have great respect for you ...right from the start of knowing you here.. read more
I think we've proved it Lydia..Proved that were tough enough to sit a mourn the dying relatives we cannot hold the hands of. Proff that our phones are our only link to human habitation. Proff that quarantine has put our lust on hold, our frigidity, or psoriasis. Nothing matters much now and especially not truth. The truth hurts too much right now to imagine / great poem

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

1 Week Ago

Indeed, the truth seems like science fiction right now, Dana. After we come through this pandemic.... read more
Glad you're here to cheer us up Lydia, humour certainly helps in situations such as these ...I've read a few books too! I've over cleaned my cupboards too...what else is there to do! Indeed
Kind regards Katrina stay safe and we'll :)

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

1 Week Ago

Thanks for the review, Katrina. You stay healthy too. Lydi*
Baking chocolate and other kind of lovely cakes, doing my nails and my hair! WoW great stuff that I just love! It’s wonderful to be able to have me-time for a bit though I understand Covid is stretching us way more. Your poem is lovely and so eloquently written! I loved reading every bit of it!
Wishing you all wonderful things. Stay safe Lydi.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

1 Week Ago

Thanks very much, Rania. You stay safe too. Lydi**

Not only did these words make me both chuckle and wince simultaneously, they made me think too...Something dawned on me in the split second the caress I was expecting and the kidney punch were delivered... Stay safe n well my friend..

Neville

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

1 Week Ago

Didn't mean to punch you, Neville! :) Stay safe and sane during the quarantine. Thanks for the re.. read more
'.. ... if this were a movie - we'd need a re-take!' Super clever quote.

IT IS, IT IS, IT IS!!!! This is such a great poem, truth to its core yet somehow, the reader knows that by the end a ripple of a smile will have cracked a few laughs from where they've been hiding. Thank you so very much for sharing with your friends, it's what we all need. xx

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Lydia

1 Week Ago

We sure do need a bit of laughter now. This quarantine is not fun. Stay healthy, sweet Emma. Than.. read more
emmajoy

1 Week Ago

My pleasure, we need keep in touch in the cafe too, best we can.. share a few smiles along the way. .. read more
"the books on my shelf
are now alphabetical
the end date of this solitude
is just hypothetical!
i've made a fruit salad
and baked a chocolate cake"

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Weeks Ago

:) love it when you quote me!
Sami Khalil

2 Weeks Ago

Hahaha. You are welcome....
It is all serious and funny at the same time Lydia. Man builds the largest and baddest weapons to fight each other, then a small invisible enemy attacks all and shuts down the whole world. I guess there is a lesson in all of that. Even superpowers are helpless trying to find cures and other equipment to fight it. Well, good things will come out of this, I hope. Unity, good vaccines, compassion and so forth and even humor like you just did. You never disappoint.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Weeks Ago

Sami, thank you so much for your lovely review. Stay healthy, my friend. Lydi**
Sami Khalil

2 Weeks Ago

Will do. You are welcome.
LOL I haven't shaved in 5 days:) even my cat is getting sick of me he keeps looking at me like leave already I have my rob is away routine to do! I have worn this t-shirt at least 7 times and I cant stand to watch another minute of doom tv:( but at least I'm finishing some projects at the store:) and my general appearance has done wonders for social distancing when off to the market etc

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Weeks Ago

Smiling here.....you have described exactly what we all are experiencing. Doom TV....great way to d.. read more
Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

5 Days Ago

LOL I am afraid the cat is ashamed of me more than angry
Lydia

5 Days Ago

Cats believe they are supreme beings, you know that! :)

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