Radio DJ’s poetic reflection asks Chesterfield residents to ‘spare a thought’ as they rush for a post-lockdown haircut
A radio DJ has produced a poem to the residents of Chesterfield that reflects his views after witnessing ‘massive’ queues outside barber shops as lockdown restrictions eased.
Dean Fidler, or DJ Bobblehat to Spire Radio listeners, wrote ‘Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow' to share his thoughts on April 12 – the day in which hairdressers and other businesses were able to reopen after months of being closed.
In the poem he references ‘massive queues’ outside barber shops, something he witnessed in Chesterfield as customers rushed for their first post-lockdown haircut.
But, as part of his reflective poem, Dean asks those who are eager to visit places such as salons to ‘spare a thought' for the vulernable who are unable to leave their homes despite restrictions being eased.
It reads: “Massive queues at the barbers, people full of despair.
"They can’t go another minute with longer hair.
"I walk past without a care,
"Proud of my long flowing hair.
"Some people can’t live without the barbers, retail therapy or a cold beer.
"Spare a thought to the vulnerable because of Covid they live in fear,
"They might not see out the year.
"Please spare a thought to all those who have lost their lives.
"People losing their daughters, sons, fathers, mothers, husbands and wives.
“Please think of the sacrifices that were made during two world wars.
"Did people worry about their next haircut, clothing or beer.
"No they made do and mend, food they grew, beer they would brew.
"On the grand scheme of things is it that important about a few inches extra on your hair.
"Please stay safe,
"Look after yourselves,
“Please take care.”