Lockdown Blues

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 16 November 2020, aberration.

An old woman from the Azores,
Was forced to start living indoors,
She kept well out of sight,
Neither fresh air nor light,
Could not even get out to the stores.

Many people would probably say that 2020 is an aberration, that we have put our normal lives on hold, just while the pandemic passes. But I’m not so sure. Has anybody else noticed how many “once in a lifetime” events have happened in the last few years? Forest fires, floods, storms, etc. We even had a plague of locusts in Africa at the start of the year. Not to mention the pandemic itself, which is merely the latest in a long line of SARS-type illnesses. Unrelated? Well, if I were religious I might be reading “Revelation” right about now.


  1. Lol I know what you mean. Certainly seems to be something strange going on, fancy the whole wird vurtually being in lockdown. Love the poem!

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  2. I’d like to jump on the bandwagon and say, “This is the end!” but the platform is pretty crowded by now. Between WWI folks saying, “This is the war to end all wars,” the Spanish flu survivors saying “This is the worst epidemic ever,” the 1930s folks going on about their Great Depression… There’s hardly room to squeeze on. 😉

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  3. Good limerick. 2020 has been a horrible year, even for those who have not experienced personal tragedy, I suspect that the Chief Exec. of Pfizer is fairly happy though!


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