Back to Normal by David McGowran

Back to Normal by David McGowran

You can check out a video of the author reading this poem over on the Unchained Media Scotland Facebook Page by clicking here.


As I went down to the river to pray,
I prayed that all this would just go away
I played a song I sang a tune,
I hoped that we’d get back to normal soon

See normal meant wakin up living in a cycle,
Nae time and getting stick but doing it for survival
Driving every morning and driving every night,
Seeing the same folk each day and getting sick of the sight

Earnings were never bountiful and making dough was tough,
Tips were there to top things up when hours were not enough
Petrol, tax, insurance, deductions for a pension,
Figures at the bottom line feeding increased tension

The new normal is though something to preserve,
It’s more to do with improving me than what corporation I serve
See working hard and doing well to only scrape a pittance,
Means loyalties are never bound and I can say ‘good riddance’

About the Author


I am a self taught cameraman and video editor and creator of Unchained Media Scotland.  The model being a concept that I developed whilst involved in other alternative media.  Quite simply we are not for profit and keep our funds healthy by providing video production services to other not for profit organisations.   Poetry for me is something that I have always thought about doing but could never seem to do but the lockdown gave me a whole load of free time and space which I decided to embrace.  Our lives are all changing and this is a lot to process.  Writing poetry allowed me to deal with my feelings in a healthy manner and leading by example encouraged others in the team to follow.  We’ve had a great response and the climax could well be having our recitals played on local FM radio; SunnyG.


 

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