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Locked and Down

Samit Das 1971 (Indirapuram)

Kids locked home, can't go out; down.
Pains me a time meaning 'Lock-down'.

No friend, no game, stuck home alone,
Reflex of limbs and flair mind's gone.

Mobile-screen tiring-eyes online class,
Playing feet miss most park and grass.

Smell of little rain-drops on soil-touch,
Refreshing air breathe, energize much.

Winnie Noddy Alice Harry story many more,
Inspire them often to play and explore.

But now they can't meet or share mind
Play only Indoor games, stay confined.

Need to follow norms but let' all pray
Soon they may go out again ...to Play.

About this poem

It is how I feel for the children unable to play freely in parks now on covid19 lock-down situation in many places.

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Written on June 06, 2021

Submitted by shamitda on June 06, 2021

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 535
Words 93
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2

Samit Das

A Telecom Corporate Employee based at Delhi NCR, originally from Kolkata, West Bengal. Inherited much interest in music, literature from Writer Lyricist Musician, Music-Researcher Father. An ardent admirer of good creative works his poems, songs been published in Kolkata and on webzines mostly in Bengali language. Produced big Music Albums of different shades of modern songs. Loves Rhyming, Singing, Photo Editing, Sound Editing, Music-research more…

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  • Soulwriter
    This speaks to me, and many others, I'm sure. Thank you for sharing
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