Poems from Ann O’Sullivan

Here is a selection of fun poems from Ann O’Sullivan to keep spirits up during the pandemic:

Two more poems from Ann O’Sullivan for you to read

THE SUNSHINE IS OUTSIDE MY WINDOW

ALL LOOKING LOVELY AND GREEN

WARM SO SUMMER CLOTHES APPEARING

T.SHIRT AND JEANS MOSTLY SEEN

LOOKING THROUGH MY WARDROBE

I AM LUCKY TO HAVE SOME NICE DRESSES

MAUREEN MY FRIEND AND I HAD PLANNED

A WEEK AWAY IN JERSEY

WE WOULD BE THERE NOW  BUT FOR THE VIRUS

WILL BE NEXT YEAR NOW TILL WE GET AWAY

IN THIS COUNTRY I THINK WE’LL STAY

STILL ONCE THEY RELEASE ME I WILL BE ABLE

TO WEAR SOME OF MY NICE HOLIDAY GEAR

OH IT REALLY SEEMS SO STRANGE TO ME

COOPED UP IN CASE I CATCH HORRID ALLERGY

I  WONDER IF I WILL BE ALLOWED ON A BUS

WHAT ON EARTH WOULD I DO IF I COULDN’T

START WALKING NOW I MIGHT MAKE CHURCH

PERHAPS SUNNY WOULD LET ME DOSS DOWN

IN THE CHOIR VESTRY OVERNIGHT

THEN I CAN HIKE BACK HOME AGAIN

OH PERISH THE THOUGHT I’M NOT THAT BRAVE

I’M TOO OLD FOR THAT LARK I LIKE COMFORT

SADIQ KHAN CAN GET ON HIS  BIKE

AND RIDE WHEREVER HE LIKES

ME I’LL WAIT FOR THE BUS

AFTER ALL I’VE GOT A PASS.

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DAUGHTER HELEN SAID LETS WALK

AFTER THREE MONTHS STUCK IN

YOU NEED TO HAVE MORE EXERCISE

WALK AND TALK IS WHAT WE DID

TO LOOK AT THE HOUSE I WORKED

IN WHEN GIRLS WERE YOUNG

WHEN THE FAMILY WENT AWAY

THEY LET ME AND THE GIRLS STAY

BIG GARDEN AND SWIMMING POOL

ALL LOOKS SO DIFFERENT NOW

LOTS OF BUILDING WORK GOING ON

HAVN’T WA=KED HERE FOR YEARS

WE USED TO WALK TO PALEWELL PARK

PADDLING POOL, SWINGS, PUTTING GREEN

SON IN LAW TONY LIKED PUTTING HERE

HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED SINCE THEN

WE DIDN’T GO TO RICHMOND PARK

SAVE THAT WALK FOR ANOTHER DAY

I AM SO LUCKY TO LIVE WHERE I DO

WHEN GIRLS WERE GROWING UP WE WANDERED

A LOT OF PLACES TO VISIT WE’D HOP ON A BUS

AND OFF WE GO WITH DRINKS AND PICNIC

OVER THE YEARS HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED

ALWAYS BEEN A BIT OF A WANDERER

NOT ON MY OWN I LIKE COMPANY GIRLS AND ME

OFTEN SEEN HEADING OUT  FOR EXPLORING

NOW ALL DONE AND DUSTED THEY ARE OFF

TO COUNTRIES NEW THEY LOVE TO EXPLORE

ME I STILL WANDER BUT I LIKE A CRUISE

FRIENDS TAKE ME ALONG WITH THEM

BEEN SO LUCKY TO HAVE TRAVELLED SO MUCH

NOW I’M STUCK HERE SITTING ON COUCH

PLEASE DEAR LORD WHEN WILL THIS ALL END

MY FEET ARE ITCHING TO GO WALKING AGAIN

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Here are more poems from Ann O’Sullivan 2020:

 

I’M WATCHING THE BIRDS FROM BALCONY

IT MUST BE WONDERFUL TO BE SO FREE

TO SOAR VERY HIGH IN THE SKY

THEN SWOOP DOWN TO EARTH

SOME OF THE BIRDS I CAN NAME

PIDGEON , SPARROW AND PARROTS

ALL LOVELY BUT CROWS ARE BULLIES

THEY SQUABLE AND CHASE OTHER BIRDS

EVEN MAGPIES DON’T ESCAPE

ITS AMAZING THE CHANGES I’VE HAD TO MAKE

TO STAND WATCHING BIRDS OR BAKING A CAKE

WATCHING BIRDS WON YOU SEE

THOSE THAT KNOW ME WILL AGREE

HAVE NEVER SPENT SO MUCH TIME INDOORS

I AM SO FED UP WITH WASHING FLOORS

SO WHAT TO DO NOW READING ALL DONE

EXCITEMENT IS WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR

AT THE MOMENT ITS JUST TO GET OUT THE DOOR

BE PATIENT THEY KEEP TELLING ME

HOW LONG DO WE HAVE WAIT

DEAR LORD PLEASE HELP US ALL I PRAY

I’M JUST WAITING  FOR THE DAY

WHEN I CAN WALK THROUGH THE DOOR

OF MY CHURCH HOLY TRINITY ONCE MORE.

 

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WHERE I LIVE NOBODY NOTICED

THAT I HAD HUNG A FLAG OUTSIDE

FRIEND MAUREEN HAD ONE AS WELL

V.E. DAY 75 YEARS REMEMBERANCE

2 MINUTES SILENCE TO SHOW RESPECT

A SHAME THAT NOBODY CAME OUTSIDE

PERHAPS THEY WERE SILENT INDOORS

ON THURSDAYS WE’RE ALL VERY GOOD

AT CLAPPING FOR HELPERS AND NHS

TO MUCH BEING TOLD WHAT TO DO

I SUPPOSE THAT COULD BE A BIG CLUE

COULD HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR VERA LYNN

SO THEY CAN JOIN WITH HER TO SING

WE’LL MEET AGAIN IS ONE

WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER ANOTHER

WHAT ABOUT A SONG FOR THE VIRUS

HOW ABOUT FAREWELL GOODBYE SOLONG

OR GOODBYE ITS BEEN HORRID TO KNOW YOU

TEMPTED AS I AM TO BE VERY RUDE

THIS NASTY VIRUS WONT BE MOVED

ANGLO SAXON I COULD TRY

BUT THEN I ASK MYSELF WHY

WE HAVE THE GOOD LORD ON OUR SIDE

LOVE AND TRUST WITH ALL TO ABIDE

GIVE THIS VIRUS A KICK UP THE BUM

THEN WE CAN START TO HAVE SOME FUN

 

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LOOKING ROUND MY SITTING ROOM

I AM AMAZED TO SEE THE TECHNOLOGY

I AM EVEN MORE AMAZED THAT I CAN ZOOM

I WAS NINE YEARS OLD BEFORE WE GOT T.V.

BLACK AND WHITE NO COLOUR THEN TO SEE

CHILDREN SO EXCITED PARENTS HAPPY TO

ALL TO DISCUSS WHAT WE WERE GOING TO VIEW

FOR MY MOTHER ANYTHING SCOTTISH WOULD DO

PLUS HORSE OF THE YEAR SHOW WHICH WAS GOOD TO

DAD WAS A POLICEMAN IN ‘B’ DIVISION CHELSEA

DRIVING THE SQUAD CAR FOR ALL TO SEE

WHEN AT HOME SPORT WAS THE NORM

ESPECIALLY SOUTHAMPTON F.C. WHEN ON FORM

WHEN I LOOK BACK AT THE TIMES WE HAD

WINDOWS ICED UP NO CENTRAL HEATING

FOG SO THICK YOU FELT YOU COULD EAT IT

EXTRA COATS ON BEDS BECAUSE OF COLD

ITS AMAZING I GOT TO BE SO OLD

ASKED A FRIEND TO TAKE CARE OF PET RABBIT

WHILE WE WERE AWAY IN HAMPSHIRE

WHEN WE CAME HOME NO RABBIT WAS FOUND

IT WAS EATEN FOR LUNCH ONE SUNDAY

RAG AND BONE MAN WITH HORSE AND CART

COLLECTING BAD CHILDREN ALONG THE ROAD

ALWAYS HID WHEN I SAW HIM COMING

BOUND TO BE ME I THOUGHT

THE SMELL OF COAL BEING DELIVERED

THE SMELL OF TAR BEING PUT ON ROAD

OH WHAT MEMORIES I HAVE OF THEN

NOW I ADD A VIRUS THAT HAS HURT THE WHOLE WORLD

PLEASE KEEP PRAYING SO OUR LORD CAN BE HEARD

NOW IM LOOKING FORWARD TO THE DAY

THAT BORIS WILL RELEASE US SO WE CAN MEET

SAY HELLO AND DANCE DOWN THE STREET.

I received another poem from Ann on Wednesday 6th May 2020

THE SUN IS SHINING THROUGH MY WINDOW

HOW LOVELY IT ALL LOOKS  OUTSIDE

GREEN TREES AND GRASS LIKE A MEADOW

OH HOW I WANT TO GO FOR A RIDE

ON A BUS 430/170 EITHER WOULD DO

AS LONG AS THERES NOT A LONG QUEUE

ON 430 I COULD GO TO PUTNEY TO WALK BY THE THAMES

OR ON 170 TO REDISCOVER HAUNTS I SHARED WITH FRIENDS

ITS STRANGE HOW WHEN ASKED TO DO SOMETHING

YOU SOON REALISE YOU WONT BE DOING ANYTHING

AFTER SEVEN WEEKS OF STAYING INDOORS

IM FINDING IT VERY HARD NOT TO BE BORED

WHAT WE ALL NEED AT THIS MOMENT IN TIME

IS FOR LIFE TO RETURN TO BEING JUST  FINE

I TALK TO MY LORD TO HELP ME ALONG

I EVEN ADD A HYMN OR A SONG

I KNOW ITS HARD FOR ALL OF US

WE HAVE TO GET RID OF THIS NASTY VIRUS

IM SO LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT DAY

WHEN WE CAN ALL GO OUT TO PLAY

PLEASE KEEP ON DOING WHAT WEVE BEEN ASKED

THIS COUNTRY OF OURS IS DOING A GREAT TASK

GREAT BRITAIN IS WHO WE ARE

I FEEL SO PROUD OF ALL WE HAVE  DONE SO FAR

WHEN VIRUS DOES GO, AND IT WILL

THE LORD WILL BE KEEPING US SAFE STILL

 

Ann O’Sullivan 2020

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WHAT A WET DAY IT IS AGAIN

ALL AFTERNOON POURING WITH RAIN

I SHALL HAVE TO STAY AT HOME

ITS NOT A DAY FOR A  ROAM

SO WHAT CAN I DO TO KEEP AMUSED

OVER 6 WEEKS LOTS OF THINGS I HAVE USED

EVEN CANCER DIDN’T KEEP ME AT HOME

DON’T LIKE  SO MUCH TIME ON MY OWN

I AM GRATEFUL TO HAVE A LOVING FAMILY

FRIENDS AS WELL KEEP IN CONTACT WITH ME

GIVE MY FAMILY MY SHOPPING LIST TO BE GOT

WILL BE DONE WITHIN A TESCO  SHOP

I HAVE NOTHING TO MOAN ABOUT

I AM LUCKIER THAN MOST WITHOUT A DOUBT

ALL THIS I UNDERSTAND

JUST WANT SOMEONE TO HOLD MY HAND

GIVE ME A HUG AND A CUDDLE

WE’LL SOON BE OUT OF THIS MUDDLE

KEEP PRAYING TO OUR  DEAR LORD ABOVE

GUIDED BY HIS EMPOWERING LOVE

THE RAIN HAS GONE THE SUN IS OUT

HURRAH I HEAR YOU SHOUT WITH GLEE

I BET SHE’S GONE TO GET A GLASS OF BAILEYS.

 

Ann O’Sullivan

2020

 

I KNOW IT IS A PAIN

BUT HERE I GO AGAIN

TO WRITE SOMETHING DIFFERENT

I’LL TRY HARD NOT TO RANT

I LOOK OUT MY WINDOW AND I SEE

LOTS OF LOVELY GREEN TREES

SQUIRRELS CHASING ONE ANOTHER

WATCH THEM HAVE FUN WITH EACH OTHER

I ALSO LISTEN TO THE BIRDS

NOT SURE WHAT I JUST HEARD

A CAW A SQAWK WHAT COULD IT BE

THE TWEETS SOUND THE SAME TO ME

PERHAPS I SHOULD PUT ON RADIO 3

THE SUN IS VERY BRIGHT OUTSIDE

LOVELY TO GO FOR A WALK OR RIDE

NEITHER AM I SUPPOSED TO DO

SO I’LL STAND OUT SIDE AND LOOK AT VIEW

THURSDAY TODAY SO ITS CLAPPING TIME

ALL OUT TO MAKE LOTS OF NOISE WHICH IS FINE

THIS IS SO GOOD FOR  ALL TO SHARE

A LOVELY WAY TO SHOW YOU CARE

GET OUT OF OUR LIVES YOU NASTY VIRUS

WE HAVE OUR LORD LOOKING AFTER US

WE WILL KEEP PRAYING TILL ITS DONE

THEN WE’LL GO OUT AND HAVE SOME FUN!!!

 

OFF NOW TO DO RECYCLING

EVEN THAT HAS GOT EXCITING

KEEP SAFE

ANN O’SULLIVAN

2020

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Here is the seventh Poem from Ann:

SORRY HERE I GO AGAIN!

I HOPE YOU DON’T MIND

IF IT KEEPS ME SANE

SUNSHINE THROUGH THE WINDOW PANE

BETTER CLEAN THEM SOON

BUT NOT ON A SUNNY AFTERNOON

PERHAPS I’LL WAIT TILL IT RAINS

THEN I’LL CHANGE MY MIND AGAIN

FIVE WEEKS ALONE WITH THE SHUTDOWN

IS BEGINNING TO MAKE ME FROWN

WHEN FEDUP BEFORE

I WOULD HEAD OUT THE DOOR

OFF I WOULD GO ON THE BUS

WITH FAMILY OR FRIENDS WITHOUT ANY FUSS

NOW OUT THE DOOR IS ALL I CAN GO

WAVE TO PEOPLE TO SAY HELLO

FAMILY COME TO VISIT ME

WE STAND FAR APART ON THE BALCONY

OH JUST TO BE ABLE TO HAVE A HUG

GO AWAY YOU NASTY VIRUS BUG

KEEP UP THE EXERCISE EVERYONE

THE GREEN GODDESS CAN BE FUN

SOON VIRUS WE WILL BE RID OF YOU

WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE LEADING THE WAY

PLEASE EVERYONE REMEMBER TO PRAY

NOW WHAT I RECOMMEND TO ALL

IS A STREET PARTY OR A BA LL

WHEN WE ARE RELEASED FROM ‘HOUSE ARREST’

START PLANNING NOW TO PASS THE TEST

WE CAN AND WILL WORK TOGETHER

TO MAKE OUR WORLD SAFE FOR EVER AND EVER

AMEN

 

Ann O’Sullivan

2020

 

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Here is another Poem from Ann:

I KNOW IT IS A PAIN

BUT HERE I GO AGAIN

TO WRITE SOMETHING DIFFERENT

I’LL TRY HARD NOT TO RANT

I LOOK OUT MY WINDOW AND I SEE

LOTS OF LOVELY GREEN TREES

SQUIRRELS CHASING ONE ANOTHER

WATCH THEM HAVE FUN WITH EACH OTHER

I ALSO LISTEN TO THE BIRDS

NOT SURE WHAT I JUST HEARD

A CAW A SQAWK WHAT COULD IT BE

THE TWEETS SOUND THE SAME TO ME

PERHAPS I SHOULD PUT ON RADIO 3

THE SUN IS VERY BRIGHT OUTSIDE

LOVELY TO GO FOR A WALK OR RIDE

NEITHER AM I SUPPOSED TO DO

SO I’LL STAND OUT SIDE AND LOOK AT VIEW

THURSDAY TODAY SO ITS CLAPPING TIME

ALL OUT TO MAKE LOTS OF NOISE WHICH IS FINE

THIS IS SO GOOD FOR  ALL TO SHARE

A LOVELY WAY TO SHOW YOU CARE

GET OUT OF OUR LIVES YOU NASTY VIRUS

WE HAVE OUR LORD LOOKING AFTER US

WE WILL KEEP PRAYING TILL ITS DONE

THEN WE’LL GO OUT AND HAVE SOME FUN!!!

 

OFF NOW TO DO RECYCLING

EVEN THAT HAS GOT EXCITING

KEEP SAFE

ANN O’SULLIVAN

2020

 

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Fifth Poem from Ann

I THINK IT IS SO SAD

THAT THINGS HAVE GOT SO BAD

WHY CAN’T YOU ALL AGREE

WHAT OUR STRATEGY SHOULD BE

WHEN GOVERNMENT PLANS A MOVE

OPOSITION HAS TO TRY TO PROVE

IT WRONG IN EVERY WAY

STIRRING UP ALL TO HAVE A SAY

PLEASE WHY CAN’T YOU ALL AGREE

DOING OUR JOB, I HEAR THE REPLY

COULD – MIGHT – PROBERLY – SHOULD

WE HEARD AB NAUSEAM DURING BREXIT

PLEASE FORGET DIFFERENCES BETWEEN YOU

WORK TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD OF ALL

REPORT THINGS AS THEY ARE

NOT AS THEY COULD – MIGHT – PROBERLY BE

PEOPLE ARE DYING BY THE THOUSANDS

FAMILIES AND FRIENDS IN MOURNING NEED COMFORT

ALL OVER THE WORLD HELP IS DESPERATELY NEEDED

PLEASE HELP TO DO SOMETHING POSITIVE PLEASE

I HAVE BEEN IN DOORS ONE MONTH NOW

ALL THE BEAUTY I SEE OUT OF MY WINDOWS

I’M SURROUNDED BY LOTS OF GREENERY AND BIRDS SINGING

I PRAY DEAR LORD THAT WE ARE WINNING

THANKYOU SO MUCH TO ALL OF YOU WORKING SO HARD

TO CARE FOR AND HELP HEAL US ALL THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU

 

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Another Poem from Ann:

 

OH MY GOODNESS  WHAT TO DO

HAVE CLEANED THE BATHROOM AND THE LOO

NOT THAT ANYONE WILL COME TO SEE

MY NICE CLEAN LAVATORY

NOW TO FIND WHAT ELSE TO DO

NOT MUCH ON TV FOR ME TO VIEW

THOUGH I LOVE LIVING HERE

FRIENDS  AND NEIGHBOURS ALL ARE NEAR

I OPEN MY DOOR TO STAND OUTSIDE

AND EVERYONE RUSHES TO HIDE

POETIC LICENSE THAT MIGHT BE

I DO GET A WAVE DOWN THE BALCONY

CLAPPING NIGHT TO LOOK FORWARD TO

MAKE  A LOT OF NOISE IS WHAT WE DO

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THE WORLD OVER

HAVE DIED BECAUSE OF THE VIRUS CORONA

DEAR LORD IN YOUR MERCY AND GRACE

KEEP US STRONG SO WE CAN FACE

A WHOLE NEW WORLD FOR ALL TO SHARE

AND PROVE TO YOU HOW MUCH WE CARE.

KEEP SAFE

LOVE ANN O’SULLIVAN

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This poem is for Easter Sunday

 

MY PLACE OF REFUGE I CANNOT VISIT YET

IT IS CLOSED DUE TO THE VIRUS THREAT

HOW I MISS PREPARING THE CHURCH FOR SERVICE

AND THE PEOPLE WHO COME TO WORSHIP

WE WORSHIP NOW BY COMPUTER ON ZOOM

SITTING ALONE IN OUR OWN ROOM

EASTER WEEK ALWAYS  FILLED WITH LOTS TO DO

FLOWERS, EASTER GARDEN, AND SUNDAY SCHOOL

NO CREAM EGGS TO GIVE AND SHARE

THIS VIRUS HAS CHANGED ALOT THIS YEAR

OUR SERVICES ON ZOOM WE ARE AS ONE

AS A CHURCH FAMILY WE STILL HAVE FUN

THANK YOU LORD FOR ALL OUR FRIENDS

FRIENDS THAT SUPPORT EACH OTHER TO THE END

WE PRAY FOR OUR WORLD TO GET WHOLE

WE NEED TO SHOW CARE AND LOVE FOR ALL

FOLLOW THE WORD OF OUR FATHER ABOVE

PRAY ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE THAT YOU LOVE

HAPPY SAFE EASTER TO YOU ALL – HAVE FUN

I’LL SEE YOU WHEN THIS IS ALL DONE

(you can leave Easter egg on door step!!!)

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This are Poem’s for Easter:

 

THIS STAYING INDOORS IS BORING INDEED

THERE IS ONLY SO MUCH HOUSEWORK I NEED

I LOOK OUT THE WINDOW AND SEE THE SUN

THIS REALLY IS NOT MUCH FUN

THE TREES ARE IN BUD, BLOSSOM ALL ROUND

HAYFEVER LURKING ANOTHER PROBLEM FOUND

NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD HAVE TO ADMIT

I DO MISS SHOPPING QUIET A BIT

I’M IN CONTACT WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS EVERY DAY

ALWAYS – HOW ARE YOU? IS THE FIRST THING WE SAY

THEN HAVE A MOAN ABOUT BEING IN DOORS ALL THE TIME

KEEPING SAFE IS WHAT WE ARE ASKED TILL ITS FINE

STAY INDOORS IS WHAT WE MUST DO

THAT MEANS EVERYONE INCLUDING YOU

YOU ARE THE ONES WHO THINK IT’S A LARK

TO SUNBATHE AND PICNIC IN OUR PARK

STOP SHOWING DISRESPECT TO ALL THOSE IN THE NHS

AND ALL THOSE WHO RISK ILLNESS WORKING FOR US

WORLD WIDE TO MANY PEOPLE HAVE DIED

PLEASE PRAY WITH ME TO OUR LORD GOD ON HIGH

TO KEEP US ALL SAFE IN HIS CARE AND HIS LOVE

 

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TWAS IN THE YEAR 2020 ONE DAY

AN UNWANTED VISITOR CAME TO STAY

FROM FAR ACROSS THE SEA A VIRUS CAME

IT STARTED IN CHINA BUT WE MUST NOT BLAME

NOW HAS  SPREAD AROUND THE WHOLE WORLD

STAY IN DOORS IN EVERY COUNTRY IS HEARD

TO PROTECT CARE WORKERS WORKING SO HARD

I WISH PEOPLE WOULD HEED THE WARNING

WE NEED TO PROTECT ALL SO WE CAN WIN

THIS SHUT DOWN WILL GO ON AND ON YOU DO REALISE

CAN’T YOU SEE WHATS BEFORE YOUR EYES

I AM SO SCARED FOR THE WHOLE WORLD DEAR LORD

FOR ME,  FAMILY AND FRIENDS LET YOUR WORD BE HEARD

I PRAY THAT YOUR LOVE AND CARE WILL COME TO ALL

TELL MOHAMMED, BUDDA, RASTSA AND ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS

THAT THE WHOLE WORLD IS SUFFERING AND NEEDS HELP TO MEND

IN THE NAME OF OUR FATHER – AMEN

 

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