Stay the fuck at home

Inspired by the work of Adam Mansbach and in response to Covid-19

Stay, The Fuck, At Home

A chill has cooled your cappuccino,

Your latte has lost its foam,

It’s time to leave the coffee shop, my love,

And stay the fuck at home.

The bookshop is all but empty,

Yet you linger over your tome,

Come on, what the hell, what is taking so long?

Time to get your butt back home!

The wind caresses your your hair love,

I can see you reach for your comb,

No we don’t need another trip to the mall,

We need to stay the fuck at home!

Your travel plans have been disrupted,

You can’t get to your travel zone,

I know its a pain but you know where you can stay?

You can stay the fuck at home!

Your friends are all out on the beach hun,

Drinking lager, maybe skimming a stone,

You realise they’re all going to end up quite sick?

That’s why you’re staying the fuck at home,

You have cleared the aisles of loo roll,

Stripped all the shelves right back to the bone,

You can read the the minds of the checkout staff…

Fuck. Off. Home.

They did all they could at the hospital

But now you are lying, as cold as a stone,

If you’d washed your hands and listened,

And stayed the fuck at home.

Stay at Home


  1. Very fine work Plot! I won’t drop a link (and you know where to find me) but in Cornwall we’re having another problem so I summarised it in my latest too. They’re all ignoring your sentiment about staying the fuck at home, those from the Home Counties and such, and are trekking down to us for a ‘holiday’ and to get a bit more isolated…
    Oh well, silver lining – you’ve been and done a post!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Yes I have heard about that. Similar problems in rural Scotland and in Wales. They are spreading it all the faster and travelling to where medical resources are stretched beyond capacity. This will obviously make it even harder for the local population to get treatment and it is staggeringly selfish.

      If they don’t watch out, they’ll get a dose of natural selection.

      Link drop away, its grand

      Liked by 2 people

  2. Haha I’d love to see this and “Stay the fuck at home” plastered all over the streets/beaches/supermarkets/absolutely everywhere. But I doubt even that will get people to stay the fuck at home if they’re daft enough to be going out and about in the current climate.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. There does seem to be a total refusal by many to understand what’s going on. I think the emphasis on protecting the elderly might have made the young think that they’re invulnerable, which they’re not.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Yes. I have loved ones on the front line, so decided it wasn’t the time to mince my words.

      There is absolute mindless stupidity going on. People need to wise up!

      Thank you for taking the time to read it and for commenting. Stay safe ♥️

      Liked by 1 person

    • Yes. Some stories that are surfacing are heartbreaking.

      My nephew and his partner are right on the front line, surgeon & nurse practitioner. Meanwhile my parents are elderly and vulnerable. You just can’t help think about them all, and staying at home is the only thing under our control that will help

      Liked by 1 person

  4. The same thing happened in Australia, people off a cruise ship, plague-ridden, boat stopped on the eastern coast of Australia, and some of Aussie cruisers went to Barossa Valley in South Australia, and spread the virus there, when they were supposed to be isolating in a hotel. The decided to do some sight-seeing first, the privileged ignoramuses


      • Yes, some people just don’t get it, not at all.

        This fine poem would go very well in an anthology I am editing at the moment. It’s titled (Plague Invasion – Cretive Writiing Responses to Covid-19). I can’t offer payment as such if you were to submit the poem for inclusion, but all contributors will receive a copy of the book, only needing to pay if they don’t live in Australia, where I live.

        You can read more about it at my website http://www.carolyncordonwriter.worpress/blog/

        Liked by 1 person

      • Lol! Yeah, that was… not pretty. It was surreal at the time, and took quite a while to recover. The doc didn’t think I would walk unaided. But I’m all good again now 😊

        Liked by 1 person

      • The time when I broke my ankle was pretty surreal, three ambulance rides with about a day and a half, then the lying around first in hospital, then reclining on the sofa with my right foot up, and my poor husband tending to my needs.

        I wrote lots of poetry, and actually published a book called ‘Angles on Ankles’ … I’ll send a copy, when I send the anthology, if I remember.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Oh perfect! Thank you 😊 I’ll look forward to that! I write a bit of poetry, now and again when the notion takes me.

        3 ambulance rides? That’s pretty grim!


      • I was spaced out on meds the trip from home to local hospital, and there to next one. And was on medication for pain for the next trip, where my ankle was finally operated on, once the swelling was down enough.

        Liked by 1 person

      • I was lucky, my operation was the next day, and I was doubly lucky that given it was a weekend, it was an ankle specialist who was on duty, he does one weekend in six. I think had it been an other surgeon a hip specialist or elbow or whatever, I would not have made such a full recovery.

        Liked by 1 person

      • I saw the surgeon on the second day, and organised to go to a private hospital, the next day, then another day waiting. But I was on medication for the pain,and feeling calm, writing poetry, and patiently waiting. It was my first broken bone, and the experience was a pretty new one for me. The previous time had been when I’d had my son, twenty six years previously.
        My surgeon is an ankle specialist, and I gave her a copy of the book, which she loved.

        Liked by 1 person

      • The surgeon gave me some exercises to do, and I did them in hospital and at home, many times a day, moving my ankle this way and that, to keep the joint flexible and keep as much rang of movement as possible.
        I’m glad it worked well.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Yes, same. I still do them from time to time, particularly up and down on my toes. The consultant said I’d prob get arthritis in about 10 years so I wanted to get it as strong as possible first.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s