Wakefield dad pens poem inspired by lockdown experiences

A Wakefield dad has penned a poem describing his experiences of lockdown amid the coronavirus crisis.

Friday, 15th May 2020, 12:02 pm
Wakefield dad Mark Dobson has penned a poem describing his experiences of lockdown. Photos: Mark Dobson

Mark Dobson, 49, has spent much of lockdown spending time with his son, while his wife continues her work as a pharmacist.

He said he had been inspired to chronicle his experiences - including a series of lost Xbox challenges - after following the career of local poet Matt Abbott.

He said: "It was something I'd never done before. I've always been pretty impressed with [Matt Abbott] and thought I'd give it a go myself.

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Wakefield dad Mark Dobson has penned a poem describing his experiences of lockdown. Read the poem in full below. Photos: Mark Dobson

"I do a lot of running so the ideas come while you're lost in your run. It was just one night, I'd been out running full of ideas and then later in the night it all came out.

"I've been enjoying it, but I think I need to take a dictaphone when I'm running."

You can read the full poem below:

50 days in and it's Wednesday again,

God knows how, where or when

The days all pass by and roll into one

Just glad most those days we've been sat in the sun

Some have not seen their mum, their dad or their gran

But I applaud you all with that self-imposed ban

Some may be struggling with their mental health

But social media still obsessed with celebrities' wealth

But I guess it's not all about doom and gloom

My son's been that bored he's tidied his room

Xbox or Netflix whichever you choose

But I'll guarantee if it's Xbox I'll definitely lose

Walking and running have been keeping me fit

But I'm so looking forward to Wednesday night hit

So when it's all over we'll all give a cheer

And we'll definitely meet up for a good pint of Irn Bru