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The Mug 2 months 2 weeks ago #3424483

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Shortages many I have seen
In varying stages of my life
Starting back when I was a child
Until today now an old man with a wife
I remember when I queued for Milk
In an orderly well behaved fashion
Everybody receiving their allocation
For foods and the like were on Ration
I remember the queue at the NAAFI
Especially on Thursday night
After receiving your weekly pittance
One pound 4 shillings to do with what you might
Then came the 5 Day War in the Middle East
So you queued for Petrol in your car
And every motorist received their share
But you didn’t travel too far
Cement and bricks were short on the building sites
Causing many builders to frown
But they just got by as best they could
Without thought of closing down
A couple of times when snow was forecast
Albeit many days ahead
So people all rushed to the shops
And staggered down the road with multiple loaves of bread
But now we move forward to the present day
Only just a couple of weeks ago
The Press & Media made certain statements
Allowing National concern and panic to grow
People started panic buying
Of all the items in sight how droll
And one of the items somewhat macabre
Was the well -known humble Toilet Roll
But I’m sure that things will return to normal
When people once again condescend
To just shop for the things needed as they used to
And the manufactured shortages will end
To bring this story to conclusion
In my heart I feel such a tug
That the silly events of the last 2 weeks
Allow me to display the enclosed Mug

Dennis Shrubshall 18th March 2020
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The Mug 2 months 1 week ago #3428617

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Wow! Poetry, history and observations of what's going on, all in rhyme! Thank you, I enjoyed reading your text!
Margot

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