Written by Lauren Reyes-Grange and me, in a fit of stay-at-home induced madness. Our apologies for breaking all the rules of verse:
This stay at home thing and the boredom it brings
Could make a sane gal a real misfit
I like my home, don’t get me wrong
But I’d like a brief chance to miss it.
I know it is right, it’s a mighty big fight
To flatten the curve we are facing
So, home we will stay, keep Covid at bay
And practicing 6-feet of spacing.
I’ve never “spring cleaned” so completely
Or folded my laundry so neatly
We must sound like a family of bores
Fighting over who gets to clean the floors.
Days stuck at home could make you rant
While wearing elastic-waist pants
20 days now since I last wore my jeans
Maybe things aren’t as bad as they seem.
Yes, there’s cooking, there’s baking,
There are crafts to be making
And the following day
There are leaves to be raking.
Now as the days blur into nights,
And the nights turn back into days
Our home looks littered with now-empty boxes
Of all the snacks we have grazed.
But let’s say thanks for “at home” time gained
Knowing that many aren’t so lucky
Their work is essential, and they can’t complain
Even days when they’re not feeling plucky
God bless all of the frontline workers
And all of the work that they do
Please keep them well, please keep them safe
In their efforts to see us all through.
We must do our part in this very great fight
And while we might wish we could roam
Let’s pay with the small tasks to keep us alive
Social distance and staying at home.