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The year that was

The year that was

2020 is a strange year –
Collectively we have shed many a tear.
As the world has been faced with COVID19
Too many people have lost their lives – from our elders to our teens.
For many, death rates have been too high.
And sadly with limited people at funerals , we have had to say goodbye.

All of a sudden we have had to learn new ways and new vocab,
From “furlough” to “social distancing” it was difficult to keep tabs.
As the virus spread, so did the enormity of lockdown law.
Panic buying, limited travel to queuing and no takeaways – it has been a bore.

Our social and family networks were gone overnight,
We all felt the loss of not seeing our loved ones – it was tight.
As always stepping forward were our key workers.
Keeping everyone safe – they were not and have never been shirkers.

The volunteers who looked after our elderly neighbours knew no bounds.
For them, collecting vital medicines and shopping – they were sound.

This year we have all experienced the roller coaster of emotions,
whilst we all wait for a cure – the real potion!
New technology – most of us have had to embrace,
With new hobbies undertaken, DIY mostly done and new recipes we have had to taste!

Who knows what the New Year will bring,
But collectively we have to sing,
Of what we have learnt,
Of the relationships rediscovered, communities united together – and not the dishes we burnt!

Together we must remain united –
We are British and not ones to be blighted!!!

By Jo Young, Wrexham

Jan Longshadow
I am a coach, mentor, author and radio presenter with a passion for positivity. I founded Motiv8.me in 2016.

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