Corfu Town It’s Cricket


Corfu Town It’s Cricket

Alfresco, beautiful esplanade

taverna in Corfu town.

Retsina and ouzo to drink

Greek salad – kalamata and feta.

Ball on willow echoes out

a cricket match on the esplanade green.

Shouts of out or well done

disturbing the lunch.

Such sounds of Englishness

abounding on foreign soil.

Just enjoying an idyllic Grecian day

then knocked for six.

© Carol Robson

Unbroken.


For all those in love:

Unbroken

True love triumphs

above all foolishness

love is much more than decreeing

the genders

of who has madness to love

or to lie with their chosen partner.

Human love desires, affairs of the heart

as it races without defibrillation

lovers chests bursting extreme love

bodies, brains tingled in exaltation

knowing their own true love way

as the blood rush electrifies synapses

in loving hearts and minds

never to be broken

in their eternal journey of love.

©Carol Robson

Virus (my self-isolation)


Virus

Pandemic of a human kind

global rush of Covid 19

worldwide death never designed

yet causing the lockdown scene.

Older and vulnerable were mostly thought to be at risk

children, then any age were taken

underlying health problems, the healthy too

no discrimination, it could be you.

Panic buying soon became the norm

empty shelves, no toilet rolls no tins of food

shops emptied by the covid swarm

normal folk now in a frenzied mood,

Self isolation social distancing lockdown

key workers frontline staff NHS Docs and nurses

the ones allowed to move around

NHS staff in their PPE, nursing the dying

trying to save lives in trying times

BBC giving us daily updates of soaring numbers

all over the world not just at home

this is real news not fake

let’s stay safe do not roam,

When it’s over we can party like it’s 1999

down the pub to celebrate with family and friends, reunited with love ones

street parties whatever you want

rebook your holidays, start to live again without fear

me, I’ll just hug my daughters and grandchildren too

©Carol Robson