I did a little rewrite of this loved carol to show how the UK is affected by bad weather even though it’s expected!
UK’s Bad Weather
In the bleak midwinter not a train will run
Motorways are carparks,it is no fun.
Snow is falling, snow on snow
But we are never ready you know.
The is gas running short as is electricity
The whole country grinds to a halt when we hit minus C.
I’ve not seen any gritters with their flashing light
Icy rains now falling it will freeze again tonight.
In the bleak midwinter eastern winds do blow
We all need to check our old folks, care for them to show.
Sadly we are never ready however expected
The shops are stripped of staples everything affected
Okay moan over, people have pulled together, volunteers trekked to blocked Motorways to bring them hot drinks and food. Carers and NHS workers struggle into work. We all keep an eye on our elderly family members and neighbours. We are British we will survive 💜
Female, wife, full time mother and Grandmother. I am not as happy go lucky as I used to be but I am still bubbling along on simmer! I have three handsome sons all grown and flown.The youngest married with a beautiful wife and two sons of his own. Eleven years ago I was working, running a home, driving and socializing then bang in a split second all that was gone. I had an accident at home. I broke my back, not for the first time, I had broken it 10 years previously as well. Unfortunately this time I had broken it really badly and it was truly messed up so I had to have two operations. I was told before each operation that the outcome could mean I spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair. Still as some guy once wrote "I am still standing " yes "better than I ever was " not quite but with the help of a walking stick and as long as I do not stand or sit in one position for too long, I am still standing! Update I no longer use the walking stick . I had lots of friends before the accident but when things like this happen, you loose most of them. Their lives move on and mine stood still and so they left me behind ...I know that is just the way life is but it hurt and always will. Then I looked around and saw those who were still there for me, these friends are the roses in my garden they need to be tended well. They are the diamonds in the dust, I will of been married 50yrs plus this year . Pain and boredom are my enemies now, I have to find different ways to approach life, use my pain befriend it almost...yer right , well that is what they tell me at the pain clinic ROFLMAO ...... if only I could! I have found an outlet for my fears, frustrations and night terrors . I have started writing poetry if that name can be applied to my writing. I hope I do not come over as a moaning winger. I hope I am past all that. I also hope that you might see how the poetry is moving from very dark through the grey and
hopefully in to light ??
I need to update this a little here. I have worked very hard over the years since my accident, I go to the gym regularly, I have a Pilates class and a core class once a week . The guys at the gym and my Pilates teacher cajoled, teased, bullied and encouraged me to abandon my walking stick! :) My back is no longer straight it is C shaped because of the injury and I have lost two and a half inches in height but my Pilates and Core teachers have helped me to stand up as straight and as strongly as possible. Pain and depression are still hanging on my arm but I have weapons to use against them and if I say so myself I cope well.
I have made lots of new friends, real diamonds. I am also very grateful for all the support and help I have encountered here on Wordpress. Hugs and welcome to everyone who visits.
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31 thoughts on “UK in the Blizzard.”
Great poem sis!!! I was singing along to it@!!
I thought I would have a go at Lyrics, and it’s all true isn’t it Sis 💜💝
It’s spot on!!!
And I bet it’s the wrong type of snow for railways! 😵😱💜
Always sis 😂❄
cracking – Good King Wenceslas next…
Possibly, but he was on foot , he was looking after the needy though wasn’t he 😵💜 no trains or motorways, I bet the unicorns didn’t like the snow though ! 💜💜
Looks beautiful – if you’re snug inside. Stay safe and warm
(and love your cleverness)
Thanks mouse, I am not clever just board! And amazed at how snow brings us to a grinding halt even when we expect it! I hope you are warm and safe too 💜😉💜💜🤔
we’re in between cold/wet fronts right now – warm and sunny will find you eventually!
Oh! do hope so thank you.💜💜
I suppose that this is unusually bad weather for the UK, Willow, and that is why everything is in turmoil it seems.
It is unusually bad but this happens everytime bad weather hits us we just fall apart! 💜💜
What’s a gritter? Stay warm
A gritter is a lorry that spreads grit and salt on icy roads 💜
My Goodness. Look like our midwest. Stay warm.
Join the club, Willow!
Yes, history has shown it’s a bad move to underestimate the Brits. 🙂
I’m so glad that you’e all getting through this with as much grace as possible, and that you’re looking after those who are the most vulnerable. Hope it warms up soon.
Thanks Cathleen it is always a tad pathetic here but we do get by and we always seem to come up trump’s looking after those who need it! Just wish we were more organized!! 💜
how much snow!!
hve a nice night
Thank you and you too 💜
Brits have grit! Enjoy the peace and whiteness before it gets all melty and dirty!
Yes it will be wet,dirty slush very soon 💜
I missed this one yesterday. Sounds very much like the Seattle area when it snows – everything stops, as we’re just not used to it. Up in Alaska they laugh at us. I don’t know how people live with such snowstorms all winter. Sounds like you’re all strong and hanging in there. Wishing you a return to warmer weather soon! 💕🌷
We are warming up as I type, we have a thaw, but some parts of the UK are still in trouble fingers crossed 💗🌹
So glad the thaw has begun there! ❣️❣️❣️