UK in the Blizzard.

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 πŸ’œ

31 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Mar 02, 2018 @ 11:30:48

    Great poem sis!!! I was singing along to it@!!


  2. TanGental
    Mar 02, 2018 @ 11:58:51

    cracking – Good King Wenceslas next…


    • willowdot21
      Mar 02, 2018 @ 12:04:17

      Possibly, but he was on foot , he was looking after the needy though wasn’t he πŸ˜΅πŸ’œ no trains or motorways, I bet the unicorns didn’t like the snow though ! πŸ’œπŸ’œ


  3. philosophermouseofthehedge
    Mar 02, 2018 @ 12:58:15

    Looks beautiful – if you’re snug inside. Stay safe and warm
    (and love your cleverness)


  4. robbiesinspiration
    Mar 02, 2018 @ 16:26:51

    I suppose that this is unusually bad weather for the UK, Willow, and that is why everything is in turmoil it seems.


  5. JT Twissel
    Mar 02, 2018 @ 16:33:52

    What’s a gritter? Stay warm


  6. John W. Howell
    Mar 02, 2018 @ 18:48:32

    My Goodness. Look like our midwest. Stay warm.


  7. markbialczak
    Mar 02, 2018 @ 19:22:09

    Join the club, Willow!


  8. cathleentownsend
    Mar 02, 2018 @ 21:28:50

    Yes, history has shown it’s a bad move to underestimate the Brits. πŸ™‚

    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.


    • willowdot21
      Mar 02, 2018 @ 20:46:39

      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!! πŸ’œ


  9. Antonio
    Mar 02, 2018 @ 21:32:33

    great poem!
    how much snow!!
    hve a nice night


  10. noelleg44
    Mar 02, 2018 @ 22:03:49

    Brits have grit! Enjoy the peace and whiteness before it gets all melty and dirty!


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  12. Betty Hayes Albright
    Mar 03, 2018 @ 17:33:48

    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! πŸ’•πŸŒ·


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