Leave Monday Alone #lockdown #sonnet

During this lockdown, when the passing days

Are formless blocks of time, a groundhog haze,

Is this the point to rehabilitate

Monday, and tell Sir Bob to stop the hate?

Saturdays have always had an easy ride,

Whether you’re bushy-tailed or hollow-eyed;

Sundays stand aloof, think themselves the best

Boredom rebranded as the Day of Rest.

Tuesdays and Thursdays merge, a time-filled lump,

Wednesdays purpose is to give us the hump.

And even each cheeky Friday knows that it’s

Only loved because, however bad, it’s P.O.E.T.S.*

Monday’s not a joke. It’s not ours to abuse;

Life’s far too short and there is no time to lose.


About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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25 Responses to Leave Monday Alone #lockdown #sonnet

  1. Ritu says:

    Brilliant, His Geoffleship… they all feel like Monday, right now… or maybe Tuesday… I don’t know, they all meld into one…

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  2. Lately I don’t what day it is 🙂

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  3. Erika says:

    I love this song since I was a young teenager! We had a holiday yesterday, so, yes, this is kind of a Monday… lol

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  4. willowdot21 says:

    I don’t like any day at the moment 💜

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  5. Well done, Geoff.

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  6. arlingwoman says:

    So true. They all feel like Monday except Friday. And I was so excited about hearing the Boomtown Rats again–hadn’t thought of them for a while, but will have to go on YouTube, because it was blocked…

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  7. Suzanne says:

    You are certainly skilled with those words. Brilliant, as it made me smile and now I must get out to enjoy a sunny Wednesday morning. Cheers, Geoff.

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  8. A splendid run through the week. Mind you, we often don’t know what day it is.

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  9. Elizabeth says:

    Good poem for “just another manic Monday.”

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