Neville

Lockdown Grey

Lockdown Grey

 

Yesterday I planned

To climb a tree

In my head that is ..

Then just maybe

A mountain too

And afterwards

Before bed though

A slow walk perhaps

Around our favourite

Harbour and the bay

 

Yes today I could

Almost taste

Salt on your hair

In my head, that is ..

And long I willed

The wind to free

And fan those

Fiery wisps of yours

Into a wilden frenzy

 

Yes, I almost felt

Your hand in mine

Curled fingers tight

But then ..

The call came

And everything

In my head, that is

Turned from gold

To lockdown grey ..

Comments10

  • L. B. Mek

    indeed, this are truly challenging times my friend, hopefully we get a little freedom going into Spring/Summer and we can quickly start to breathe/heal, because there's a pandemic that covid is creating for which no quick-fix antivirus will ever exist..
    that feeling we keep buried and distracted with our busy lives, the one that resonates deep in our minds, that incessant tap - tap of ill-fit discomfort
    that we can't pinpoint, we just know in the quite: it revisits and its effect, debilitation at its very worst...
    your poem is a good reminder that our efforts at maintaining our mental health, is just as it important as those hands we wash!
    a timely and important write, truly

    https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/helplines-listening-services/

    • Neville



      tough times indeed ... but then they could be a whole lot worse ... I always appreciate you visiting L.B ... and want to say a massive thank you for drawing attention to the link you kindly added for all those who might need or benefit from a little additional support or intervention ....

    • orchidee

      A fine write N.

      • Neville



        ........................ that's just fine then .. cheers n all that jazz Orchidee .. I shall go & let em all know

        :)

      • Fay Slimm.

        The word "almost" adds a pathos that touches the heart in this poemed bit of nostalgia dear Nev - - - to nearly feel what we long for is such a challenge to reality - - ending so topically too this is a real sigh of a read my friend.

        • Neville



          Bless you Fay ... this is one of those that I may never quite feel happy with .. at least until things change for the better ........... Neville ... x

        • Jerry Reynolds

          Sorrowful write, Neville. Good one.

          • Neville



            ...................................... Thank you Jerry .. much appreciated sir .... Neville

          • dusk arising

            Ah, the mind of the true poet walks where inspiration has filled his soul and is once again refreshed. Tactile, audible and rich of odour, a light breeze of yesterday upon ones face tickles forth a smile in one's soul.

            • Neville



              ... There's nowt quite like a good tickle is there ........... cheers DA appreciated no end my friend ..

            • Doggerel Dave

              It feels almost impertinent to comment on your situation over there, so really...
              Your work gave me an appreciation of how rich and textured life can be, and a greater awareness of what I've had, and to some extent still have now.
              Thanks Neville.

              • Neville



                ................................................ thanks for checking in and breaking up the grey ...

              • Goldfinch60

                So very true Neville, our lives are very grey at the moment but hopefully the colours will be emerging very soon.

                Andy

                • Neville



                  .......................................... Tis neva quite dull with the Goldfinch around tho' .... cheers Andy :)

                • Poetic Dan

                  Trying to read a few this evening and that was grand!
                  Thank you for sharing my friend and sadly glad of the gray hairy mist, for last two weeks I've been hit with lockdown puppies!

                  Keep sailing those waves! Sun is coming your way...

                  • Neville


                    Under the circumstances, you are well and truly forgiven and blessed by the sound of it ... thanks Dan, so glad you could pop in .......... Neville

                  • mohangupta.suresh@gmail.com

                    AAAAHHHH!!!! Words that weave a golden tapestry!

                    • Neville



                      Now aint that just what I wanted to hear ............ thanking you kindly my friend ..... Neville

                    • Christina8

                      This is how I felt last year when they did the stay at home orders in america. Blah. So sorry you are feeling grey.......C

                      • Neville



                        I guess we all feel a bit miserable from time to time ... I thank you tho for stopping to comment on this little scribble of mine .... Seriously appreciated Christina .. N



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