Twenty Twenty What a year It‘s been A Pandemic Lockdown All in between We took on the news A lot was said Digested it Analysed it The papers we read It was like nothing We’d ever lived through before It’s intangible force We just couldn’t ignore It crept up upon us Like a thief in the night Days on repeat No end in sight From loved ones To livelihoods Completey wiped out Broken-hearted Desolate Filled with so much doubt Tier one Two Three and four Some followed the rules Others chose to ignore We needed some answers A glimmer of hope Too much to comprehend On this never ending ***** Then came good news A vaccine was near Would this solve our problems? No more living in fear? With 2021 looming As we ring in the New Year What have we learnt? What’s important? What’s dear? Maybe Mother Nature Wasn’t being heard A deeper message for us all That wasn’t being shared Finger on the button Press rewind Say hello to your neighbour Practice being kind Time to reflect From this year to the next How will you change you ways? What will you do next? Sometimes the hardest questions Are the easiest to escape But a conscious decision Determines the action we take A little gratitude perhaps? Pay it forward? Lend some help? Practice daily affirmations ? Look after your mental health? I know one thing that’s true For me I’m sure I found my purpose My reason My cure!