The world has come to a languishing standstill
The pandemics ghastliness has weaved a grotesque labyrinth
The maliciousness is tenacious and treacherous
That mutates each sorrow and loss!
I complained of lockdown till I saw the miserliness of those plagued
I was complaining of being homelocked till I saw the ones bereaved
I complained that I couldn’t venture out
Till I saw the son who couldn’t be with his ailing father at his last!
I complained of work from home, till I saw employees being laid off on forlough
A life left bereft of happiness
And told to be lived in agonizing pain
Without your own people
Without your securities!!
The marauding coronavirus,
With spiteful jaws
Has crushed life to death and hope to despair
Emotionally distraught we cry in suffering!
No !! I will persevere and persist
The acute pain is contemplating me
“ when the going gets tough, the tough gets going “
I reverberate with the analogy !
I will make this grinding halt transient
The aspirations hike north
I’m not alone,
I will convert the widespread casualty into a reform !
A revolution to reckon
Against the racing virus attack
Life will remonstrate
Shedding it’s diffidence !
Hope will catch the ripples of affirmations
Reengaging life’s benevolence!
No matter how horrid
Corona has taught me the life’s greatest lessons !
Resettling priorities and reconfiguring health
Reasserting relationships with munificence
My reiterating positivity will sail me through
Tough times don’t last, but tough people do!!
The earth will heal again
Health and humanity will beam
I will shine in my dalliance with hope
Contentment will return in the scheme of life !!
PS: Posted as part of 8 days poetic marathon #PeetMeNotLeave. My gratitude to Award winning poetess Ellora Mishra for tagging me!