“What a time we live in,
got us all in a right old spin,
can’t get together, we’re at the end of our social tether,
got to keep apart,
social distancing, it’s become a work of art.
Can’t shake hands or kiss,
got to give that a miss,
what about a hug?
Nah, don’t want to risk catching the bug.
So, for now, got to make do
with, from a distance, shouting, HOW do you do?!
But we can still get on the phone,
I can still call my folks at home.
And thank goodness for Skype,
it’s good, it’s not hype,
we’ve got Facebook so you ain’t off the social hook,
we’ve got WhatsApp,
easy tech, it fell right in my lap,
we’ve got Zoom –
that’s been a real boon!
And we’ve got Facetime,
I’m struggling with this line’s rhyme.
And now, in Israel, we’ve got our second wave,
so it’s imperative that we all behave.
Some people have become complacent,
they must change and be more patient,
think of others, our fathers and mothers,
those in high risk groups, the elderly and others.
Always wear a mask,
it’s not too much to ask.
The vaccine is round the corner, I hope;
it won’t be long, I’m sure we can cope.
Hugs, kisses and shaking hands,
we’ll soon see our loved ones,
far off in foreign lands.
For now, all we can do is wait,
but soon, we’ll all celebrate;
hopefully, hale and hearty,
WE ARE GOING TO PARTY!”