Breaking Point

I awoke one morning and

everything had changed,

people were told to stay at home

which I found quite strange.

I looked in my cupboards and

found they were bare

while politicians on my television

are warning beware.

The world we had knew

had changed overnight

to be replaced by one

where everyone is uptight.

Afraid to go outside in case

of what they might touch

while a minority believe

these draconian measures too much.

Social gatherings are now

deemed inappropriate

as we all try to follow

a brand new etiquette.

We must keep our distance

from anyone we meet

even if it means crossing

to the other side of the street.

The compulsory use of face masks

might be the next step

even if we are only standing

on our front door step.

People may soon tire of being

told what to do,

they may reach their breaking point

and carry out a coup.

sad mature businessman thinking about problems in living room
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on


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