Important drinks during lockdown.
You write of coffee and she writes ‘bout tea
As you sit patiently, letting the lockdown be.
But, we need an anthem about a drink that is soothing
That will calm all frustrations and keeps innards moving
That boosts the convivial, and helps lonely lovers
That aids the performance when you sneak under covers,
That powers the poet, and lubricates singers
That damages drivers and inspires bell ringers,
It’s brewed by a brewery, and pumped into barrels
T’was drunk in the old days with fine Christmas carols
You say what you like, but what could be bolder
‘cos ‘beauty in in the eye of the beer holder.’
When the long lockdown is over,
The start of a brave new day
I will scream in my dream and start making schemes
As some of my poems say.
I will walk on the beach and have children to teach
Have picnics of pork in the park
Go shopping each day, take a short holiday
And go out for a drink in the dark.
Claire can shop each day, while I’m far away
Riding the roads for a lark.
So come with me now and let us explore
The possible point of our being,
As we stroll hand in hand on the edge of the sand
And smile at the sights we are seeing.
Let us know we are free, just my girl and me,
And our freedom’s a state of the mind
After weeks of subsistence and fair social distance
Let’s shake hands with neighbours we find.
And with all we have learned, if the virus returned
Let’s not curse as prison bars fall,
Let’s remember how sweet it was to meet in the street,
Let’s remember how sweet, that’s all.