My garden walls keep me in
my voluntary cage of confinement;
A secure unit of self-isolation
with imaginary bars.
I am, myself,
alone and self-contained in solitude
—– a cageling
With wings cut and freedom curtailed in
my voluntary cage of confinement.
My garden walls may keep me in,
but my imagination will set me free.
Making Me Cry
You made me cry Nurse Dawn Bilbrough, when you couldn’t find food;
when the shelves had been stripped bare;
when you sounded so near to breaking —–
While working for the NHS.
What is it about some people –
that times like these – bring out the worst?
What is it about other people –
that times like these – bring out the best?
People like, Captain Tom Moore, for inspiring the nation
by his attitude and by raising money,
before his hundredth birthday —-
While walking for the NHS.
People like, Michael Ball with Captain Tom et al, for reaching No. 1
with a song that always makes me cry,
‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ ——–
While singing for the NHS.
People like, Edward and Elliot, for playing their version of
‘Stand By Me’ on trumpet and saxophone
to accompany those on a Thursday night ———
While clapping for the NHS.
I want to thank you all, for making me cry.