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Covicabulary

A poem to highlight words that have come to the fore in the pandemic – covid vocabulary 

A new vocab is spreading
At an R of ten or more
It’s growing exponentially
With sizeable vigour
That started when the toilet roll
Sold out in every state
As folk were told to stay at home
And to self-isolate

For a pangolin or bat it seemed
From Wuhan overseas
Had introduced a virus
To human communities
And from there, it had gone rampant
Setting off a pandemic
That was as nasty as could be
Making folk really sick

So we now must social-distance;
Wash our hands throughout the days
Less Corona dares to get us
In unprecedented ways
So whilst we shun covidiots
When they are so unwise
We won’t forget when we could only
Shop essential buys

Not forgetting that the Chancellor
Committed billions of pounds
As schools and pubs and shops and clubs
All had to shut right down
And folk were put on furlough
To stay home; watch Netflix
Though some preferred to chat on Zoom
Or workout with Joe Wicks

Still others started working
From their residential pad
With musicians hung out to dry
And others down and sad
And parents had to fathom out
Pythagoras and the like
As they taught their darling kiddiewinks
To stop a second spike!

Not forgetting all the keyworkers
Who brought in deliveries
Emptied the bins and kept on top
Of the necessitates
From the supermarket assistants
To the chemist and the rest
Who put themselves in trouble’s way
To do their very best

Whilst others had to stay inside
By shielding from the rest
With Grandparents and others
Confined in their own nests
Away from friends and family
In a measure so surreal
That lockdown for the vulnerable
Was such a harsh ordeal

But over everything else
There was a new frontline
Of doctors and of nurses
Of carers who defined
The war effort against the bug
In complete PPE
Selflessly saving lives to care
For the likes of you and me

And so together, globally
A pause button‘s been pressed
With mitigations such as masks
To help the NHS
And other healthcare systems
Who despite the quarantine
Have struggled to keep a-pace of
Noxious COVID19

So the nation has tried to flatten out
The curve that previously
They’d not heard of along with words
Like herd immunity
And so in just a few short months
The lexicon has grown
So now these words are commonplace
When they were once unknown

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Covid Vocabulary

 

 

One droplet at a time

And the world said enough
Enough of your overindulgences
Your selfishness and greed
Your filth and your pollution
Your small mindedness and your squabbling
Your lies and hurtful deeds
Your discrimation and your prejudices
Enough said the world
And from one small droplet
She set to heal her broken land

There was pain and there was devastation
Some were sacrificed
Others wept rivers of tears
Some tried to rebel, others judged
Fear and anguish and anxiety filled the land
Worry consuming the hearts of those about
Economies were devoured
Consumerism vanquished
Until all that was left were raw beings
Stripped naked before the Earth

And the Earth had pity and compassion
As the rivers flowed blue and the trees could breathe
And love filtered amongst her citizens
As selfishness gave way to selfless consideration
As judgement reconciled with forgiveness
And blame gave way to understanding
As the battles ceased and peace reigned supreme
And truth took centre stage
Each individual, each community, each country
Reconnected for the better good.

One droplet at a time

Bugsy Batty, The Coronavirus – A simple story to help children understand

I wrote a story to help adults explore the current pandemic with their young children. It includes helpful guidance to help those conversations flow a little easier.

It is illustrated by a lovely friend of mine, Debbie Joy Brookes, who worked remotely and at speed to get this out there. We hope you find it helpful at a time when there’s a lot of worry in the air yet at a time when we need to help children process this so that their own trauma is mitigated as much as possible

For a FREE downloadable copy click here

https://www.keepandshare.com/doc19/27032/bugsy-batty-the-coronavirus-pdf-559k?da=y

Please share widely so that all adults needing to support young children have access to this, resource at this time.

Thank you