Wednesday, 25 March 2020

The Wednesday Poem - A night in

A night in

We could go to the pub, 
we could go see a movie,
go see some jazz, 
That would be groovy

We could go to a dance
we could go get some food
we could play in the woods
and be very rude!

Lets do something different
A tonic with gin
lets sit on the terrace
and have a night in

Copyright 2020 Roger Tichborne

It's only a hardship if you are forced to do something you don't want to do. There is a great episode of Porridge, where the young Godber is struggling with confinement. Old lag Fletcher, who has seen it all before, explains that you just have to change the way you think. He goes through all the things they could do, then after going through all manner of glamourous and exciting options, says, he just fancies a quiet night in. All of those things can be done sometime, but just not tonight.

We have been blessed with the weather. Those of us lucky enough to have gardens should enjoy them. As a dog owner, it has been glorious. I took the dogs over Darlands nature reserve and the Totteridge valley. I chose this route as I knew it would be quiet. It was and it was glorious.

The government is allowing us out for one period of exercise, so long as we stay away from other people. Make the most of it.

If you have nothing to do, check out this brilliant episode of Porridge.


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