Lock-down Blues

What a strange time it is right now don’t you agree
I think the word they use is unprecedented I believe
I’ve got somethings in my head I put them in a song
To make you smile and think I promise it won’t be long

Folks riding bikes that they forget they bought 3 years ago
Cupboard running shoes unworn but now they’re looking old
I can’t tell if our pets are thankful for the walks
Or if 20miles a day is too much I’m sorry sausage dog

We, we can see this will pass us by eventually
We, we can choose to be generous in our lockdown blues

I’d like to personally thank Joe Wicks for all he’s done
I didn’t know I was so unfit till this begun
How does he keep his living room so nice and clean?
Instead of exercise show us your hoovering routine

Haircuts from horror films have started to become the norm
You know what I mean get the scissors out when you are bored
Maybe it’s the year my mate Steve will be on trend
Just remember being bald is beautiful my friend

I’ve exhausted Netflix, amazon they were a must
What good timing that was I think Disney plus
5pm BBC. Nations new favourite show
Nodding like I understand, my wife will never know

On a real note Id like to say NHS…
Thank you so much for helping us with this mess
So many lives affected I’m sure we’ll never know
I feel so helpless, but I can clap at 8 and stay at home

For all the people who have lost someone at this time
I pray God’s peace upon you every night
Together if we stand up we will see this through
Just remember that we are here for you.

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About Daniel Martin

My name is Daniel Martin, I am 25 years old, I have been married to my wife Lucie for 4 years. I am a Pastor at Destiny Church Wakefield and a part time music teacher in Bradford. Last year I completed (with my wife) my degree in theology and biblical studies. I love any outlet to be creative. I love writing music and song lyrics. I love to paint and draw however I don’t get to do much of that. My creativity has also brought me recently to building my own guitars. A process which I must learn much more about!

5 thoughts on “Lock-down Blues

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    A most welcome and delightfully pithy piece containing plenty of observational humour very reminiscent of the late,great Jake Thackray with its indefatigably optimistic tones.A perfect antidote to our present travails.

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  2. Nalini Srivastava

    so witty,humorous and appropriate. But what was best that I could imagine it being sung with high strung chords of guitar.I wish I knew how to play the instrument to sing it out…Do try.

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  3. Brian Mack

    A poem of the moment reflecting the effects of the pandemic. A poem that in the future will bring back memories.

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