Lock-Down 2

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Can we bring the numbers down before December? Well, we'll make a halfhearted attempt.

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Lock-Down 2


Things with the damned pandemic,

well, they’re getting out of line -

we need another lock-down

to save our Christmas time.

But first we’ll have the weekend,

give ourselves a well-earned break;

the fools are out there partying -

where’s their sense, for goodness sake.

We’ll make a big announcement

but we’ll give the folks a chance

to sort out all they’ve got to do

before the song and dance.

No visits to each other

and there will be a travel limit,

five or ten kilometres -

and no socializing in it.

But schools, they will stay open,

it’s for the kids own good,

besides, their parents have to work,

let that be understood.

A lock-down until December

should bring the numbers down,

we do not really see why you

are giving us a frown.

The schools, you say, they should be shut,

but really, can’t you see?

We need the staff out taking care

of the likes of you and me.

And if this lock-down does not work

I really don’t see why

Christmas can’t be put on ice

and wait until July.

Submitted: October 19, 2020

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Mike S.

I finally saw what leaders over their are saying there is a new wave and things are getting worse; over here? Trump lies--this bastard's going to get many killed--excellent, Hull

Mon, October 19th, 2020 6:44pm


Thanks, Mike. I was just reading that some kind of vaccine might be available on a very limited basis this year. Mind you, they don't sound optimistic about its effectiveness as social distancing would still have to stay in place.

Sat, October 24th, 2020 11:48am

Mike S.


Mon, October 19th, 2020 6:45pm

Craig Davison

Very good, Hullabaloo22. Some people celebrate Christmas in July
down here, as it is too bloody hot to roast meat and eat hot puddings in December when it's 40 degrees Celsius. I personally only recognise Saturnalia, the original Roman bacchanalia in late December, but alas I celebrate alone. This year will hopefully be different.

Tue, October 20th, 2020 6:38am


This was inspired by the government statement that they were putting us back in to lock-down for six weeks in an effort to save Christmas.
Thanks for reading.

Sat, October 24th, 2020 11:42am

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