Empty Streets in my town,
The tourists have all gone home, to self isolate.
Climate change is put on hold,
We’re saving lots of fuel now, no one’s flying.
Keep away from the swings,
The young people touch all the surfaces,
They’re the carriers, the ones who spread it,
But they can shrug it off.
It won’t kill any of them, so why should they care?
We’ve got to stand a few paces away from each other at all times.
We can look, but we must not touch.
Pretty women, stay away, it’s just not worth it.
14 to 24 days to carry before symptoms appear.
I can see why the government might want a lock down.
I can feel the fear in the Western World!
Will the free westerners obey orders, like the people of China?
For sure we all go to work and pay our enormous rents,
But will we change the soft habits of a lifetime?
No more shopping in the malls,
No more rubbing shoulders.
Concerts are out,
Please don’t you sweat on me,
No pogoing or headbanging, raving, or disco dancing,
Don’t even touch me.
I’m a real live wire,
Our hoods are up,
Will we have enough facemasks?
We resisted the burkah,
But now maybe we’ll have to get used to the facemask.
No one will be able to see my beautiful face,
Or even come near it.
Bring the retired back to risk infection, or even death, in the hospitals.
They almost escaped into retirement,
but the government will reel them back in, if necessary.
Great – a chance to stay off work.
I can’t work from home,
So I am going to sit at home, next to my computer,
Communicating with the rest of the world,
And listening to my favourite music,
As the economic dark ages return,
At least for a while.