We are well-behaved in our house;
Staying home is what we do.
That way we’re saving lives, we’re told,
To home we stick like glue
‘It’s quarantine for you’ they say;
‘With us you must agree
You’re old and frail, well past it
It’s plain for all to see’
To explore the great outdoors?
But there’s a little rebel in my soul
That’s dying to be free
It’s on the lookout for a chance
To break for liberty.
To escape the bonds of lockdown,
Live more dangerously!
And yesterday, the pressure told -
A glorious sunny day.
Too nice to obey the lockdown rule,
It was time to get away
My wife though had espied me -
She bellowed at full force:
‘Go through that gate, you’re dead meat
And heading for divorce’
I didn’t stop immediately -
It was a tough decision.
Freedom on a sunny day,
Or matrimonial division?
Common sense took over,
The situation I appraised.
50 years of marriage ended?
There’d be other sunny days!
The moral of this tale is clear.
Behave well. Avoid strife -
Whether from ‘them’ or her indoors,
Stay in to save your life!