5th May 2020 @ 10:31 pm

Regular readers will already be familiar with the poems of John Leppard. John’s been away for a while with an illness, but returned to the island in March and soon found himself under lockdown.

First published in Gazette Life, May 1st 2020.

This gave him the time to pen a brief ode:


We were doing alright,

Life on the Island was as sweet as pie,

The future looked certainly bright,

Then this virus came by.

At first it seemed like a pest,

Like a ‘mossie’ that bites all the other guys,

But this was worse, this unwelcome guest,

So we got wise.

We shut all places where people meet,

So it couldn’t find a new host,

This ploy could speed its defeat,

It’s too early to boast.

It’s still out there lurking for prey,

We’ve still yet to kill it dead in its tracks,

We must stay vigilant every day,

And watch our backs.