Poetry – The Invisible Thief

The Invisible Thief

Bread and pizza,

Jobs and careers,

Stolen from mouths and futures

By an invisible thief.

Shops shut,

Businesses closed,

Economies in ruins

With no safety net beneath.

Opher – 5.4.2020

The terrible thing about this pandemic is the long-term affect it is going to have on peoples’ lives.

When we come out of the other end will we still have all the shops? The businesses? The opportunities?

How many people will have lost their jobs?

How many people will be looking for the next meal?

Does this mean a return to austerity?

Are the public services going to have another round of devastation?

Are the poor going to get hammered some more?

It looks like a thief has stolen a chunk of the future.

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