Sonnet: Quarantine So Bad?

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I have to say Tomatoes that I really like Lady Penelope’s take on this. There are definitely positives to having to Quarantine as the dear Lady points that out in this week’s Sonnet from Suburbia, “Quarantine So Bad?”


Quarantine So Bad?

Admit it, was the quarantine so bad?

Just think of all the hours that we saved

on lunches we all wished we’d never had,

occasions when we could have misbehaved.

The social obligations that we missed

were no hardship for me, I’ll tell you that!

And cheeks that I would rather not have kissed

did not present themselves.  No fallow chat!

There were some times when my own solitude

did overwhelm me in my living room.

Was easy to ramp up my attitude

and find a willing victim out on Zoom.

‘though quarantine for most was quite the bummer

I wished that it had lasted one more summer!

All of Penny’s links!


  • Lady Penelope

    Penny Peyser, aka “Lady Penelope” is an actress / writer / documentary filmmaker living in Los Angeles. Her sonnets have been published in Defenestration , Blood & Bourbon, Page & Spine and Chantwood Magazine among others. Highlights from her acting career include The Hot l Baltimore original production at Circle in the Square, the films All the President’s Men, The InLaws, The Frisco Kid and TV series Rich Man, Poor Man II, The Tony Randall Show, Crazy Like a Fox and Knots Landing. Please visit for all links and to learn about her documentaries Trying to Get Good and Stillpoint. And now Penny Peyser has gathered all of her sonnets into a new book, “Sonnets from Suburbia: More Candles Than Cake”. It is a work of pure genius!

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