I dedicate this in general to all having to work on through this crisis. Those as they say at the coal face, the frontline, in the trenches, those risking too much… I dedicate it in particular to Catherine (my wife) teacher and carer extraordinaire…#NHS #stillworking #keyworkers #fuckcovid19 #aislebeback

A scalding fire devoid of flame
scorching bodies without shame
or errant spark to blame
as catalyst, ferocious came

with the ire of a hurricane.
No winds could we ascertain
but knew it’s anger would maintain
until we managed to contain

Then the world began to shake
though underfoot no tremor’s wake
or dust. Doubtless deemed to take
us all as realised at stake

were our lives together made.
Families scattered and afraid
of something cruel deeply prayed
to God, to clouds, to fate delayed

and placed their faith in fortitude;
in bravery, in an attitude
that did not quit. Thus renewed
we found a way and hope rescued

from Hell. They that faced
head on the threat were graced
with knowledge; worked with haste
in gowns and masks, not cased

in armour or any type of steel.
They did so much we dared to feel
the tide had turned, we could heal.
Strength did thus itself reveal

in each of them. To those who
choose to fight and bravely do
what yesterday was nothing new…
They save the day, that gallant few.



About divilthebit

Husband/father/musician (guitar, banjo) singer/songwriter/poet, storyteller, writer ( Irish speaker, B&B proprietor
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