Like my hero from Dundee who was so people say
The world's worst poet not just then but even to this day
I, sometimes, get a visit from the sweet poetic muse
And write poems from the heart to give to all of you'se.
2020 breezed right in and all was going well,
We didn't ever really think that it would go to - Well
It did and COVID was the cause of all the problems bleak
As soon the people were locked down for nearly every week.
So panic stations we can't have our meetings as before
The group would fall apart if we don't have any more
And then a funny word was heard all around the room
“Nae bother folks let's go online and meet up on the Zoom”.
Our Chairman is a clever chap and from him ideas bloom
What did he really mean by saying “meet up on the Zoom”
I wondered was he havering, I didn't want to gripe
Because all I had ever heard before was meeting up on Skype
But Zoom was better! You all log on and come up on the screen
The pictures lined up in a row and everyone so keen
To get a chance to meet again it was special boon
That now we could now all meet again together on the Zoom
Yes Zoom was the great idea of some clever wee man whom
Had just brought out at the right time an app that's called the Zoom
A great idea and all were pleased and so there was no gloom
We could all meet up and have a chat all because of Zoom
All could meet up everywhere the horseman and the groom
And everyone was feeling good it swept in like a broom
And smokers in their home could let the smoke just plume
They had no-one to stop them from doing it on Zoom
The weavers could all attend while sitting at their loom
But who'd have thought that we'd still all be doing it in June
And we are still now at it in the months when leaves turn broon
Is there ever going to be an end to all this Zoom!
And so the COVID still goes on from birth until the tomb
Even unborn children know of Zoom while in the womb
It seems, therefore, that we can all safely just assume
That the boom in Zoom will carry on till Spring when flowers bloom.
By Frank Bowness (General Secretary)