This poem was written by Jen and is illustrated by paintings made by Jen herself during lockdown.
At the moment my heart feels a little bit sad,
With all that’s going on, everything bad.
I’m fed up with this f***ing situation lockdown,
Although I suppose everyone is – all across town.
All over the world – things are hard.
From pubs, cafés and bars, we have been barred.
But this virus still seems to go on,
And personally I’m struggling to try and stay strong.
My brain – it hurts and aches and groans,
I’m so sorry that I’m having a moan.
But it is so busy inside my little mind,
And the voices – they are so unkind.
I try to ignore them, I try to distract.
Sometimes living my life is a bit of an act.
I sit down to paint and turn my music up loud,
But still inside my brain there’s a noisy crowd.
And at the moment David and Emma and the boys I can’t see,
Except on Skype – which saddens me.
I love them so much, and miss them so much,
And even when I do see them I cannot hug or touch.
So at the moment things for me are feeling a little low,
And I wish that all this virus stuff would bugger off and go.
I wish I could see my friends more easily,
And go out where I like and be where I want to be.
But I suppose I am lucky as I have Rick, my dad and mum,
And I should feel fortunate as I have a lot more than some.
And I must remember in all this that I am not the only one,
And I will hang in there – until this is all over and done.