For this months blog article, I have had the absolute pleasure of working with Adele McCarthy-Watson from Fly On The Wall Photography. Together, we came up with this piece titled, “Through The Lockdown Glass”. We hope you like it.
If we could travel back in time,
To some point in twenty nineteen,
And tell our slightly younger selves,
All that we have seen,
Would we really believe it?
Would we actually take it in?
What advice could we give to them?
Other than, stock up on gin.
Back then, words had other meanings.
Tiers referred to a cake,
Bubbles were made for popping,
And Corona was beer for beeps sake!
Masks were worn by surgeons,
And heroes protecting the world.
Social and distance had never met,
Before all of this unfurled.
Children were taught by teachers.
Lessons took place in a school.
We could leave the house every day,
Without thinking, “Am I breaking a rule?”
We could hug our elderly relatives,
And talk to them face to face.
We could meet our friends inside or out,
Without keeping a two-metre space.
Not even Lewis Carroll,
Could have imagined our world today.
But it’s fair to say that most have had,
Their eyes opened some way.
We’ve spent more time in the great outdoors,
Found paths we’ve not walked before.
Communities have come together,
We now talk to our neighbours more.
We’ve come to appreciate all we have,
To show kindness and compassion too.
We’re more grateful for friends and family,
And everything they do.
We’ve realised that heroes are everywhere,
They’re helping our world to mend.
Thanks to them this will soon be over.
For, heroes always win in the end.
The words are protected under Copyright © Sally R. Wilkes of Rhymes To Remember and the photographs are protected under Copyright © Adele McCarthy-Watson of Fly On The Wall Photography.