They are all online today

It was so busy this morning

I just could not get through

There was no early warning


Some on international calls

Many domestic ones too

Chinese New Year's coming soon

We're calling UK to Timbuktu


"Hello there Mum and Dad

Sorry it's so noisy here

Long line waiting their turn

To speak to their family dear


Can't go back this year

Borders are closed to birds

We could try to sneak across

But drones are hearing our words


No vaccines yet for us

Some friends got Covid too

Vaccines are given to other animals

Who are cramped in pens so few


Luckily we keep our distance

Except when we're online

Bye Mum and Dad, love you

The queue is starting to whine."


I saw this scene this morning near my house (the picture is not so clear with my old iphone camera; I can't get it the right way up when I transfer from my pc to this site - not sure why.)

(Interstate regulations are now allowing families to cross borders to have a Chinese New Year reunion celebration this year).

  • Author: Rozina (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 28th, 2022 04:47
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  • Rozina

    Oh dear, I hope they make a speedy recovery. What has happened here is that during Chinese, Malay, Indian or other festivals, family members took the opportunity to travel to their hometowns. Unfortunately the big family gatherings were the source of various covid clusters as undiagnosed infected members spread the virus around unknowingly. So during various lockdowns these travels were restricted.

  • AuburnScribbler

    A very relatable and brilliantly penned piece here Rozina, I especially like the photo you've chosen; to symbolise the relentlessness of communication.

    I hope that you eventually got a warming message across to loved ones, and like you, I hope that certain things can improve.

    Bravo, and I hope that all is well!

    • Rozina

      Thank you very much.

    • Jerry Reynolds

      A fine write, Rozina.
      Great analogy birds on. Traffic on the wire. Love it.

      • Rozina

        Thank you.

      • Goldfinch60

        Super words Rozina, seeing birds like that is so good.


        • Rozina

          Thank you Andy.

        • Neville

          this is very clever & of the moment ..
          I too both like & highly rate your use of analogy here .. not that bad with a camera neither .. certainly better than me ............. Neville x

          • Rozina

            Thank you.

          • Fay Slimm.

            I can relate to your message Rozina and using birds on wires as an is brilliant - - your camera did you proud my friend.

            • Rozina

              Thank you. It’s weird because when I transferred the picture from my computer to the poetry site, the picture came up the wrong way - the pole should be at the side.

            • Paul Bell

              Billions not yet vaccinated because of greedy drug companies. You can see why this virus is dragging on and on. I think people have just had enough now.

            • Rozina

              Thank you. Greedy drug companies, richer countries scooping up vaccines, poorer countries got expiring vaccines donated late and had to throw many away. Anti-vaxxers, anti masks, anti lockdowns, humanity. The virus and friends are ecstatic!

              • Doggerel Dave

                In a nutshell with a large view, Rozina. This comment could be a poem all of its own.

                • Rozina

                  Thank you.

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