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And ending on a Positive note

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Love this ๐Ÿ’•

T'was 3 weeks before Christmas,

And all through the town,

People wore masks,

That covered their frown.

The frown had begun

Way back in the Spring,

When a global pandemic

Changed everything.

They called it Corona,

But unlike the beer,

It didnโ€™t bring good times,

It didnโ€™t bring cheer.

Airplanes were grounded,

Travel was banned.

Borders were closed

Across air, sea and land.

As the world entered lockdown

To flatten the curve,

The economy halted,

And folks lost their nerve.

From March to July

We rode the first wave,

People stayed home,

They tried to behave.

When summer emerged

The lockdown was lifted.

But away from caution,

Many folks drifted.

Now itโ€™s December

And cases are spiking,

Wave two has arrived,

Much to our disliking.

Itโ€™s true that this year

Has had sadness a plenty,

Weโ€™ll never forget

The year 2020.

And just โ€˜round the corner -

The holiday season,

But why be merry?

Is there even one reason?

To decorate the house

And put up the tree,

Who will see it,

No one but me.

But outside my window

The snow gently falls,

And I think to myself,

Letโ€™s deck the halls!

So, I gather the ribbon,

The garland and bows,

As I play those old carols,

My happiness grows.

Christmas is not cancelled

And neither is hope.

If we lean on each other,

I know we can cope.

Merry Christmas and

Happy Holidays to all. โค


Keep it going!

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RoadRunner44 profile image

Thank you for this mccand64. I live alone and have felt fed up lately. Your poem took me on a journey through the last year and the outcome was full of hope, just what I needed. You are right about this being a wonderful Forum. I hadn't had any notifications from HU for nearly a week. Although HU sorted the problem quickly I realised how much I had missed other members support, humour and all the rest. Thank you for a well written poem telling it as it was, as it now is and yet full of hope. Well done!๐Ÿฅฐ

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I thought I hadn't seen you for a while!

I have had episodes of feeling fed up as well and decided not to bother with the shops unless I really need to be there.

Back in October I was disappointed when a day trip was cancelled and when my emotions had settled I had a think of what had opened up due to the cancellation like being spared from having to wear those wretched masks whilst out and about and also saving money as well but it hurts though when you think you are getting something and then at the last minute no you aren't and it's like having an office door slammed shut in your face!

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Hi, I didn't realise why I wasn't getting any notifications at first then when a few days passed and I was getting other emails I began to think something wasn't right. I missed my daily catch up with everyone on here and was so glad it has finally been sorted.You mention being fed up sometimes too. I know you walk a lot like me. It helps us feel so much better being outdoors. Do you go into town at the moment? Is it Chrissmassy? Are there many people around? I haven't been in to Cardiff for over a year now and wonder what's its like in the city centre. I wonder if many small shops have closed? I loved the smaller shops in the arcades best and would love to come in on the train but sadly not likely for the time being.

Anyway, stay on track, keep your chin up and keep your fingers crossed that the darned Virus will soon be no more.

Cheers for now.


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What I decided to do in regard to planning things like days out and holidays is to wait until things with the virus settle down as one day they will.

No not been into town since October and yes sadly lots of shops have shut down there and I only go there if I really need to be there nowadays otherwise I don't bother!

I was sorry for the shop staff getting told they are laid off again after Christmas Eve and I have come to the realisation that not having got those jobs I went for previously was a blessing in disguise as it would have really stung say I had started in a place and a couple of weeks later got laid off more than having to wait per se.

Personally I would rather have to wait than get led to believe I am getting a job and then told its been withdrawn or starting and a few weeks later getting laid off as with me I find it winds me up something chronic when I am led to believe I am getting something and at the last minute no I'm not and the door is slammed shut in my face!

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You are now in a position to reflect on what might have happened. Yes it would have been upsetting and irritating if you had started a new job. In view of all the ups and downs happening in our lives perhaps you should consider not applying for any further jobs until things have considerably improved.Are you watching Strictly tonight? I want Jeanette and her young partner to win.


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I decided on a break from applying for jobs and perhaps I will resume when things have settled down.

No watching tom cruise movies today having a movie marathon.

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Fabulous mcc19and64. So cleverly sums up the past year! ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Great poem and it's nice to know I'm not the only one who has felt like that this year and have learned many new skills and lessons from it I wouldnt have done otherwise but still it hurts when things are taken away without warning though.

What I do control is my attitude and behaviour towards things as its my choice if I make the effort to go for a walk outside or not every day and I always feel great about myself after I have made the effort.

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That really is very good, thanks and Happy Holidays to you too. x

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