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Let's All Drink to Lockdown

Let's All Drink to Lockdown by Jan Beaumont © I'm normally a social girl I love to meet my mates But lately with the virus here We can't go out the gates. You see, we are the 'oldies' now We need to stay inside If they haven't seen us for a while They'll think we've upped and died. They'll never know the things we did Before we got this old There wasn't any Facebook So not everything was told. We may seem sweet old ladies Who would never be uncouth But we grew up in the 60s - If you only knew the truth! There was sex and drugs and rock 'n roll The pill and miniskirts We smoked, we drank, we partied And were quite outrageous flirts. Then we settled down, got married And turned into someone's mum, Somebody's wife, then nana, Who on earth did we become? We didn't mind the change of pace Because our lives were full But to bury us before we're dead Is like red rag to a bull! So here you find me stuck inside For 4 weeks, maybe more I finally found myself again Then I had to close the door! It didnt really bother me I'd wile away the hour I'd bake for all the family But I've got no flaming flour! Now Netflix is just wonderful I like a gutsy thriller I'm swooning over Idris Or some random sexy killer. At least I've got a stash of booze For when I'm being idle There's wine and whiskey, even gin If I'm feeling suicidal! So let's all drink to lockdown To recovery and health And hope this awful virus Doesn't decimate our wealth. We'll all get through the crisis And be back to join our mates Just hoping I'm not far too wide To fit through the flaming gates!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2020




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Date: 5/13/2020 2:34:00 PM
Hello Jan Beaumont, a great poem.I have enjoyed to read. Enjoy your day my friend.
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Date: 4/29/2020 8:36:00 PM
Oh I love this Jan! Cheers! My cheeks are hurting my grin is so wide. xomo!
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Date: 4/29/2020 4:53:00 PM
I'll drink to that, you outrageous flirt! My kind of poem, and, nice coverage of the topic--well done!
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Date: 4/26/2020 2:11:00 PM
hey jan - i was steered towards your poem by rico and i agree with him - this is a poem of the day if i ever heard one! you have hit the nail on the head in every respect and, as a "child of the 60's" i can relate to everything you've said. bravo! stay safe...
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Date: 4/26/2020 1:50:00 PM
your witty poem makes lockdown worthwhile, you have a great sense of humour jan and that will see you through. I've made sugar free flapjacks and low sugar lemon muffins today - am so glad we can go out walking to get rid of the excess calories !:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 4/26/2020 1:15:00 PM
I hope PS make this "Poem of the Day"! Well said! Aloha! Rico
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