And they put rainbows in the windows

We were locked indoors most of the day

To keep us safe and sound,

Until a cure or treatement

For a deadly virus could be found.

We worked and played at home,

Away from family and friends.

Fear and anxiety were rife

As we dreamed of the pandemic’s end.

The highlight of each day,

One lone walk outside.

Fresh air and birdsong filled our hearts to bursting,

As we found silver linings to our lives inside.

Children painted rainbows

On windows, gates and doors,

On pavements with chalk that washed gently away.

They hung ribbons in their trees

Bringing joy to our lonely trips

Sparks of hope in windows

That brought smiles to our lips

In the lockdown

Children painted rainbows.

In the lockdown

Hope hung in windows.