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Positive Wellbeing During Self-Isolation

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2 meters forwards, 2 meters back

Don’t dare cross that crack

Social distancing is what we know

Determining the places we can go

Strange way to shop in a store

Following arrows stuck on the floor

Are masks the things to wear

Do I bother or should I care?

Don’t touch unless you’re buying

Why are there no eggs for frying

Come on guys can’t you see

No need to hoard food like me

This food is at its expiry date

But to buy another I’ll have to wait

I had a list when I came through the door

But now I following arrows on the floor

Those decisions that I have to make

Unclear as which direction to take

I am now going against the flow

Definitely it’s the wrong way to go

Tell me what am I to do

I’ll have to rejoin the queue

I notice I’m not the only one bemused

So many empty shelves have us confused

I think I’ll have to call it quits

Shop another day for the missing bits

That’s the story of the COVID shop

Go around in circles until you drop

Not a good phrase to end a COVID rhyme

But making poems keeps me busy all the time


From my brother Patrick Cheyne, meanwhile I am in complete isolation for 12 weeks, is that what it is like out there? Keep it up big Brov!

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Veteran250 profile image

Adlon........ A truly amazing rhyme, and your brother Patrick has hit it on the head..... thank you for posting.

Take Care and Stay Safe!

bobbybobb profile image

Your brother is acutely observant. That's how it is, arrows, markers, one-way systems in the shops. The poem is funny and it's all true. 👍😊

Activity2004 profile image

Very accurate and true poem. Thank you for sharing it with us. Please stay safe.😀👍🌈

Brilliant poem. I've been self isolating for 6 weeks, my husband does the shopping. He said people stand right in the way of everyone, not much social distancing there. it makes him so annoyed, understandably so!! Take care and stay safe Lynne

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springcross in reply to

My husband says the same and sometimes comes home quite annoyed about the way some people just don't seem to consider others.

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Yes, he said it's as though they are ignoring what they are being told. Take care and stay safe Lynne xxxx 😘

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springcross in reply to

You too. xx

This is brilliant, tell him high five 🙌🏿 from me.

That's a great way of putting it!

What we do now is ask ourselves, before going to the shops is is the trip necessary or can we wait and make do a while longer and if the answer is yes we can wait and make do then no we aren't there as we don't go to those places unless we really need to be there.

JP1952 profile image

Brilliant. Though no experience of it, haven't been to a shop for seven weeks.

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Adlon57 in reply to JP1952

I wonder what it will be like when we both get out of 'quarantine' in five weeks, completely different?

Cat33 profile image

That's a really excellent poem and great to keep for the future when children are taught about this time as I'm sure they will find it hard to imagine what it was like

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Adlon57 in reply to Cat33

I had not thought of it like that, as a local historian, maybe in a couple of years, "was it really like that back in 2020?"

springcross profile image

That is very clever and from what my husband tells me, very true!

Hi Adlon57, Your brother's summed things up nicely in his poem! It very much is like that out there. Sometimes complete isolation must be really frustrating, but believe me you are in the best place for now! Take care and have a good day. 😊

nivana profile image

Wow so appropriate. It is amazing and cheered me up, miss going out to the shops, but safer at home. Well done. Take care and keep well

RLN-overcomer profile image

I love this poem, and yesssssss this was for the most part my experience, and so many others experience shopping for food. I was grateful to purchase item's I wanted, which I hadn't had for 45 days. I was never without food, but I was grateful to purchase almost everything I wanted, God took care of every need.

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