Today, Frank tested positive,
It's a disease called Covid-19
People call the virus, Corona
Everybody's worried because he got diabetes and asthma.
He's in home quarantine
Oh! I forgot to mention,
Frank's the milkman, of our building.
We can't meet him,
But I hope we'll soon see him.
The situation here is more than dire,
Piles of bodies are incarcerated by the fire.
Last week, my neighbour demised
after a long deadly fight.
"Why isn't dady coming home??"
Suzzy and Anna cried
"He reached the next level,
like in the video games you play everytime
Look, he's the star watching you
Up from the sky".
Again, the news addressed
"1000 more dead "
Shaking the very fabric of the countries from east to west.
But It's just a figure in the government's library,
Yet It's a loss, for those who held somebody dearly,
Even though they were already sick or a bit elderly.
Who's taking the responsibility?
The accountability for the livelihoods
and the loss of earnings?
Why is the curse of suffering everytime,
only and only for the ordinary??
Yes, the story is now old,
Even the media is bored,
We all got a new dress code
"Wash your hands",
"Mask your face"
We are told.
The hospitals are working on overload.
The schools are running online,
Now, is the time for digital e-boards,
With no desks, benches or blackboard.
It's a time when we stand together in solidarity,
Greet everyone with compassion and empathy,
Follow the guidelines properly,
Take care of our safety,
Even though the bank balance is a bit thrifty,
Hoping the vaccines are available readily,
And we reach herd immunity,
Pray for a miracle to happen suddenly,
As this too shall pass,
Steadily and swiftly.
As ends the year 2020.