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Twenty Twenty


Twenty Twenty

Who controls the juggernaut?

I know naught

View the behemoth with woe

It’s so hard to make it slow

Blinded by the light

Shone to hide the plight

The virus is insidious

Both insidious and vicious

Ensure that everyone cleans

Promises of vaccines

To be obtained by any means

Then made by using machines

Until that time comes to pass

We should do nothing that is rash

We have the strength within us

We hold the royal flush

Keep our distance, do not rush

And this virus we will crush

It will always be around

Do not fret, hold your ground

2020 has been a write-off

You know that I do not scoff

Let us look forward to 2021

Then, I pray, the battle will be won

© Hamish McKenna

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Night And Day

night and day

Night And Day

I awaken from the sleep

A sleep that had been so deep

No need to count the sheep

No danger of oversleep

Thoughts now flood my mind

Not all are bad

Some are kind

Others are sad

The depths of my mind

Are now entwined

It is as though they had been mined

The beast of doubt upon them dined

Conscious thought is all but lost

The threshold was now crossed

My alertness now quashed

In sleep I was again lost

The bedroom no longer dim

Morning light comes rushing in

Memory of the night now within

Lost to me without even tryin’

A fresh day now ahead

The previous night now shed

The dreams and fits were now in bed

I face the day without dread

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The giving of life

Is there an afterlife ?

When the blooms fall

Will that be all ?

See how the seeds ripen

There will be a new eden

The seeds fall to earth

They create the rebirth

Dormant waiting for the season

They may be eaten

Eaten by an avian

Or into the soil sinking

Surviving the winter’s cold

In spring sprouting fourfold

We see a miracle occurring

Rainwater causes a stirring

The fresh water soaks the soil

The sprouts uncoil

Water gives life

To flora fauna to you, I, my wife

So think before you shower

For you have the power

Help prevent a barren land

Please don’t misunderstand

Our bodies are mostly water

Just make that shower shorter

© Hamish McKenna