Holidays Life in Lockdown

Neptune’s Lockdown Christmas

This sparkling bauble on the tree

Will hold a special memory for me

Our Special Olympics Swimming Club

The parents and athletes meeting hub

Had to close its doors for a while

As Lockdown took away our smile!

However, the Athletes brought much cheer

As they supported each other throughout the year

John and all our Athletes will agree

This bauble is perfect for the Christmas tree!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to ALL!

Neptune’s SOC is an affiliated club within Special Olympics Ireland (Ulster Region). The club was established in July 2012 by a group Special Olympics Volunteers who came together to start a new swimming club in Belfast to provide a year round programme of sports training and competition for children and adults with a learning disability regardless of their abilities.

Holidays Life in Lockdown

Remember December (or A Strange Sonnet to Remember)

By Femi Omotoyinbo, PhD candidate in Philosophy

Aye! It’s December

Soon the year will be over

But what is there to remember

That humanity is not so clever

Or that we’re each other’s member

While in your Christmas jumper

Note that the crisis is not over

Ah! It is never o’er until it’s over

Sure hope rests only in our Maker

To His GIFT never say never

New year may bring some turnover

But alone we will always wander

Bricks become building by bricklayer

Life without the Creator is less of wonder.