Poems written and read by Ian Henery

Ian Henery

Our Birmingham 

Birmingham Poem (COVID-19)

If the pandemic begins to worsen
Keep it together but 6 feet apart;
Social distancing - length of a tall person,
Communication by voice, eyes and heart.

We need poetry now more than ever,
It’s limited social interaction;
Social distancing - let’s stay together
On digital platforms, an attraction.

Our hands are cracked, we’ve used up all the soap,
A virus savages us without pity;
Social distancing - poetry is hope
And we need that in Birmingham city.