Spread the Word – not the Disease

None of us will be left unaffected by Covid 19. This powerful and very moving poem was forwarded to me by a friend.  Some of you might have seen or heard it, but I wanted to share it with as many people as possible, and by way of a blog seemed a good way of doing so. Perhaps you might share it too.

Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.

With love

MV x

I’ll tell you a tale, that’s been recently written,
Of a powerful army, so Great it saved Britain,
They didn’t have bombs and they didn’t have planes,
They fought with their hearts and they fought with their brains,
They didn’t have bullets, armed just with a mask,
We sent them to war, with one simple task,
To show us the way, to lead and inspire us,
To protect us from harm and fight off the virus,
It couldn’t be stopped with our bullet proof vests,
An invisible army invaded our chests,
So we called on our weapon, our soldiers in Blue,
“All doctors, all nurses – your Country needs you”,
We clapped on our streets, hearts bursting with pride,
As they went off to war, whilst we stayed inside,
They struggled at first as they searched for supplies,
But they stared down the virus in the whites of its eyes,
They leaped down the trenches and didn’t think twice,
Some never came back – the ultimate price,
So tired, so weary – but still they fought on,
As the virus was beaten and the battle was won,
The many of us, owe so much, to so few,
The brave and the bold, our heroes in Blue,
So let’s line the streets and remember our debt,
We love you, our heroes – lest we forget.

Matt Kelly 2020

Spread the Word – not the Disease