When the world stands still !...
Captured by the deadly virus,
"Covid-19"! they named,
The world now stands a still!!!
There's what they call a locked down,
A quarantine, a self isolation;
A forced one too with no one
A curfew on people, transports and
Worships and gatherings,
Weddings, receptions too.
Houses locked in;
With parents and children.
The sound of laughters,
Of sharing of untold stories;
Whistles of cookers,
Smells of home cooked cuisines!
A new vibe now passing from one to another;
Bringing home back,
with fresher energies.
A wild range of birds, beasts and sea creatures, now in abode!
Air less polluted, allowing a view
Of distant ranges clothed in emerald.
Wearing clear blue, the sea and sky,
Sending to earth an early shower.
Dusty summer! brings to nostrils
The breath of a mother,
Calling her children to rest in her
The governments in action! So do,
the health workers; with volunteers and helpers,
To care the affected!
Scientists in labs mixing solutions:
Testing on wild, later on humans.
Statistics show the number of deaths, Those tested positive!
Number suspected and number quarantined.
A threat! a pinch of fear!
A deadly silence around the air.
Yet in our nation's dirty politics,
MLAs go missing,
Overnight games played,
With urging desires to cling on to
All ! at the cost of Common man's
'Midst all these stands, the One,
Knowing perfectly well,
The answer to what,
"When the World stands still
Can man stand still? "
About this poem
Written during the lock down days of the first face of Covid 19 pandemic.
Submitted by srkirthana on October 05, 2021
Modified on March 05, 2023
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