Thursday at Eight

A poem celebrating the heroes who put their lives at risk to work throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Featured on BBC WM for its Lockdown Upload feature, as well as the station's Clap for Carers segment.

The highlight of the week is Thursday at eight

where we stand proud on our doorsteps, not a minute late.

A rare moment where we emerge from isolation 

to support the NHS, together as a nation.

So let’s make some noise and clap our hands, 

we’ll whoop and cheer, bang pots and pans.

Hear car horns beep and fireworks blast

and do everything we can to make this moment last.

We’ll look around and see pictures of rainbows,

think of Colonel Tom Moore and our everyday heroes.

We’ll get people of all ages causing a commotion

to thank all the key workers for their selfless devotion.

So let’s stand together in solidarity 

and thank the bravest members of our society.

They sacrifice their lives for me and you 

and clapping on a Thursday is the least we can do.