We have published a selection of beautiful poems written by our students in poetry week last month. The subject was focused on the last lockdown that we had.
Our Own World
She was the one to get up and go to hospital,
Working as a nurse, a superhero at the time.
He was the one to go to the kitchen,
Cooking all day as if he were cooking for dozens.
She was the one to stay in bed all day,
Sleeping the whole morning like there was no afternoon.
She was the one to be studying for exams,
Watching Netflix while leaving her Zoom class.
He was the one to sit down on the floor,
Drawing, painting and colouring the time away.
She was the one to bother the others,
Babbling and crawling, sleeping and drooling.
They did their own thing,
In their own worlds.
The year of 2020 did not quite go to plan,
Because one day there came a ban.
We couldn’t see our families,
We couldn’t go outside,
And we had to adapt to our coronavirus lives.
Some of us got on,
Some of us did not,
But we all remembered
Something we forgot.
The importance of our family
And the importance of our friends,
And that they are there for us,
Until the very end.
And arguments left unsolved,
But we all still laughed,
And we all still cried,
But we couldn’t go
Still at each other’s throats,
When Boris Johnson was on TV,
With all the dos and don’ts.
Then one day the sun shone again
And we were allowed to go outside.
But I really am not sure,
How we all survived.
Waiting for his speech,
Waiting for everything to come back in stock.
Waiting to hear from my mum,
Waiting for my siblings to call,
Waiting for my grandad to go back to work.
Waiting for my happy self to return,
Waiting for brightness to take over,
Waiting for that needed hug,
Waiting for that test to come back.
How Covid Went
Go to your homes, he said
Leave the streets, he told us
Or else you might catch a deadly disease
Boris Johnson put us in dread
An app called zoom helped us through
Lockdown was introduced
Pulling out your cakes
Adding friends to zooms
News on the TV
Dad is sitting in the study
Ever hoping for change
Introducing a new day
Come show us the day