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18th Oct, 2021

Bromsgrove teenager's poem to thank all the key workers

A BROMSGROVE teenager whose mum works as a midwife for the NHS has written a poem about the Coronavirus crisis and to thank the key workers.

Eryn Turbutt, who is 13 and attends St John’s Middle School, penned the piece while mum Louise was at work.

She said: “I’m so incredibly proud of her work.”

She sent it to the Standard so it could be shared.

The poem is below.


As suffering takes its lead,

Life still goes on despite

Being stuck in quarantine,

Watching birds fly high,

In minutes of silence

Knowing families in the

Nation are having to say goodbye

To their loved ones in


London is now in mute,

Paris is falling out of


As love cannot be shared,

Disney is no longer magical

As the world is now tragical,

Hugs are now a crime,

Relationship and friendships

Are being put to the tests,

The words I do are no longer

A matter

But staying safe is all that matters.

Civilians wondering

Will the world ever recover.

To all the Key Workers,

Battling this pandemic


for helping the world to recover!


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