Advent 24 from Dennis

My last offering was a comic poem by a former poet laureate – Talking Turkeys by Benjamin Zephaniah.

This one is more serious and is by someone who could never hope to reach such heights.

I have called it “2020”. I hope you enjoy it.




What a year!

It will go down in history

Suffering world-wide


It spreads like wildfire;

Nothing can stop it.

God – will you help us?



Of course!

Understand that I love you all.


As scientists work to provide a vaccine

Lockdowns are put in place

Looking to contain this menace.


Anxiety increases as time goes by.


Hopefully you are all well.

And will continue to be so.

People rally together

Protecting and providing for those in need.

Yes – out of adversity comes opportunity to do good.


Christmas is near;

Hope increases as the first vaccine is here;

Realistically though the message is clear –

It will take time – maybe till Easter and beyond?

Slowly but surely normality will return

Technology has helped; Skype, Whatsapp and Zoom.

Many have found these a real boon

As a means of meeting with, seeing and talking to each other.

So we go on. Wishing you all a Happy New Year.

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