At the end of nineteen and the beginning of twenty
The land was clean with shelves of plenty
Though far away it rose to fame
soon enough the great tide came.
With fear of devastation we drove into panic
And so the nation dove like the ship Titanic
Completely taken by surprise
We watched in fear the water rise.
Stay in your homes the Government did plead
And gave us loans in our hour of need
And so the lifeboat started to row
And with it the tide began to slow.
Though kept distant, we should stand together
For only time is left, it will not last forever
It will see its demise and victory will shout
You will see with your eyes the tide shall go out!
Sam is a member of the lifeboat crew in St Ives, Cornwall. His poem is reflecting on the current situation.
Stay safe everyone!