The shapes of the clouds making bears and giraffes
Lying on the grass and spotting them makes us laugh
The quiet, there are less aeroplanes in the sky
Instead we see the many coloured birds flying high.
Robbins nesting on the railway tracks
Birds that been attacked
Dad says that’s the food chain in process
We get to see it now as it manifests.
No traffic jams as the roads are empty
We can now make daisy chains as there are plenty
And other little flowers sprouting up everywhere
All the things growing, including our hair.
When we take our walks we don’t see so many cars
And in the night sky we see so many more stars
We see caterpillars nibbling away on leaves
And butterflies dancing around the trees.
Tadpoles making their way to frogs
Ants carrying crumbs along a log
Dandelion fuzz drifting through the air
And the colour of men’s scalp as they all shave their hair.
Stinging nettles that make us itch
After yet another fall into yet another ditch
And people smiling now as though they are happy to meet
Whilst we are on our scooters bounding down the street.
The magpies we salute to in the sky
The steam rising from our home-made pie
I don’t know if mummy is wrong or right
But she says we wouldn’t see this in normal life.
Mummy and daddy hugging on the sofa
And shouting at each other about when it will all be over
The roses budding and coming into full bloom
People cheering on the streets and banging pots with a spoon.
All our friends faces on Google Meets
Show & Tells and our favourite programmes on repeat
And many many rainbows on the windows everywhere
This is to show the NHS how much we care.
So we see many things now that we didn’t see before
And there is way more family time that’s for sure
So we think that during Covid 19 we are seeing much more
Or perhaps we are just noticing much more than before.
By Charlie (6), Poppy (4) and Mummy (39)