SUMMER IN THE SHOPPING MALL

I wrote this back in early July. Nothing much has changed except that they have stopped the fountain again, and everyone is wearing masks. There is little smiling going on, or relaxing outside Costas, though the tables are there. No takers! What a weird summer. Let’s hope for better days!

I sat today in the shopping mall
The music was blasting out
As if to say things were normal again
Lulling us into a stupor

The music was blasting out
The fountain was doing a dance
Lulling us into a stupor
In front of an empty Costas

The fountain was doing a dance
It didn’t have an audience
In front of an empty Costas
One or two people passed by

It didn’t have an audience
Kids were in short supply
One or two people passed by
Faces set emotionless

Kids wre in short supply
Everyone socially distanced
Faces set emotionless
Grassy banks eerily empty 

Everyone socially distanced
Shopping matter of fact
Grassy banks eerily empty
Queues snaking round the mall

Shopping matter of fact
No one laughing and talking
Queues snaking round the mall
Flower shop hardly blooming

No one laughing and talking
Even in summer colours
Flower shop hardly blooming
Lavender dying down

Even in summer colours
Everyone’s face was drab
I sat today in the shopping mall
Music was blasting out

7 thoughts on “SUMMER IN THE SHOPPING MALL

  1. blindzanygirl

    Hi Carol Anne. It is called a pantoum. If you look it up on the net it tells you how to construct them. Lots of love a d hugs to you xx

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  2. blindzanygirl

    I know Carol. Me too. The silver linings I mean. It really is hard. BUT we still have nature – the trees, the flowers, though autumn is here, the skies where we can imagine we are free, the birds, who ARE free. I try to connect with those things for relief Carol. I think you do too. But yes, the gling is hard right now. Let us pray to God to take this horrible thing away from us. It WILL be gone one day. Much love to you Carol. ❤️❤️❤️

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