If I had nothing else on this is all I’d want to do
Just read Dan Sheahan poetry and sing the banjo blues
If I had nothing else on this is all I’d want to see
The misty mounts and azure skies of sweet Abergowrie
Since Covid’s come I’ve found the words
And I’ve begun to write
And breathe the air and hear the birds
And take in wondrous sights
To think about that rat race now – I chase it from my mind
To go back to the stress and strain and vein-popped daily grind
No never shall that ‘morrow see! Why do it to myself?
Is it chasing rainbow riches or for mental health?
So as I lay here on my back and watch the clouds float by
Shining silver, grey and white on that canvas blue sky
My children laugh and splash about and join their dad in song
I treasure them, these Covid days, when we have nothing on.
By Tony Maloney.