please

please

A Poem by Lydia Shutter


i beg of you 
please wear your mask
i don't think this
is too much to ask!
we all are stressed
and oh so bored
not able to do things
we once adored.
meetings are now
all on zoom
can't have large groups
in one room.
we've all stocked up
on hand sanitizer
tank tops and shorts
are our new attire.
celebrations are now
all drive-bys
we've had to learn
to improvise.
the news tells us
of cases exponential
hope and patience
are truly essential.
yes, wear the damn mask
decorative or plain
we're all in this together
so please don't complain!
 

© 2020 Lydia Shutter


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if ever there's better bewilderment, humour and touches of horror said in one poem, this is THE ONE, Lyd! You've said it all, stru t every nail on the head and YES we must wear masks, be more than patient and remember we're all in this together. Super piece of writing, hits home too and that makes it memorable Please read message... So hope your weekend goes happily. x

Posted 10 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

10 Months Ago

Thanks so much, Emma....and I did receive your email. Will answer at some point today. Lydi**
emmajoy

10 Months Ago

Thank goodness.. so glad things work at least sometimes. Apparently there have been probs on- lin .. read more



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Gee
Lol. A bit late for that in some countries especially when half witted leaders refuse to believe medical evidence !
Good morning Lydia, hope you are well.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

9 Months Ago

Good morning, Gee. Yes, all is well in my home.....but the cases of Covid-19 continue to rise all a.. read more
it feels rather like an exercise in futility these days:( to have to explain the importance of doing something for the sake of self preservation and for those of whom one might come in contact with you. Its really just a matter of respect for others let alone for self and as you can plainly see we have a real lack of respect out in the world! it feels like this will never end

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

10 Months Ago

I agree, Robert. It seems as though no one cares enough about humanity these days. No one wants to.. read more
dearest Lydi... I adore the Title of your poem.
An invisible threat has captured us and we are
pretty much helpless. We have discovered vaccines before...
and are perhaps closer to one now. However, in the mean time,
we must wear Masks to protect "Others" as well as ourself.
Too many people are reckless and selfish. We are in the hands
of precious time... like a Grandfather Clock that chimes.
We prepare to meet our Maker... but would rather stay for
much longer to see our grandchildren fulfill their dreams.
We can pray and believe that even the very wealthy living in their Fortress's
will breathe the droplets... so wear the "damn" Mask everyone.
You are Brave and forthecoming and even Mount Rushmore will never
be Crushed if we just cherish the moment and love one another and wear our Masks,
practice Social Distancing and do our best to not be a socialistic society. Amen, Pat


Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

10 Months Ago

Amen indeed, Pat. Thank you so much for understanding and for the review. Lydi**
Best advice is to act like you are infected as well as others, because that's just how arbitrary it is. It doesn't care if you look cool or not, so I agree completely.... Don't be so arrogant to think you're special and wear the damn mask..... Please 😀
I just wish my glasses had windscreen wipers fitted 😀

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

10 Months Ago

I feel your pain, Lorry....but I can't see it through my fogged up glasses! :) Thanks for the revi.. read more
Here, here my friend! Just wear the ____mask and be thankful you're still alive. ~Sharon

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

10 Months Ago

Exactly! Thanks so much, Sharon. Don't know how the virus numbers are in your neck of the woods, b.. read more
if ever there's better bewilderment, humour and touches of horror said in one poem, this is THE ONE, Lyd! You've said it all, stru t every nail on the head and YES we must wear masks, be more than patient and remember we're all in this together. Super piece of writing, hits home too and that makes it memorable Please read message... So hope your weekend goes happily. x

Posted 10 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

10 Months Ago

Thanks so much, Emma....and I did receive your email. Will answer at some point today. Lydi**
emmajoy

10 Months Ago

Thank goodness.. so glad things work at least sometimes. Apparently there have been probs on- lin .. read more
This is so different from your usual style Lydi**and I could hear the pleading in your lines. A nice little piece of rhyme here which flows so well. I for one can hear you and I only hope that those who are inconsiderate have a change of heart. Yes, wear the damned mask and let's stay safe. Life has changed and our behaviour has to change too to reflect the serious pandemic we find ourselves in. Your title is so polite but your cartoon figure is wagging her finger and means business. She is speaking with earnest. Happy Independence day Lydi** from across the pond.

Chris

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

10 Months Ago

You know it, Chris. They have closed everything here again and we even have a curfew! Even the bea.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

10 Months Ago

Terrible. Makes you really angry doesn't it? The stupidity of people never ceases to amaze me :(
Lydia Shutter

10 Months Ago

Unfortunately....true.
how creative this is...an expression of how things are right now dealing with the pandemic.
But also, how you managed to fit all of these pleas in with perfect rhyming for effect.
the song remains the same...people are throwing caution and care to the wind...and there is not enough of that to offset this virus, unless we mask our selves and keep our distance.
Well done, my friend.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

10 Months Ago

Thank you very much, Jacob. I used to rhyme all the time. Now I only do it occasionally. Glad you.. read more

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