May 11, 2020


In the post COVID era lauding our governments,
On the lifting of these crippling Lockdowns
Don't be surprised to witness the creation of
Less connected Villages, Cities and Towns.

The Hustling Malls Would Seem More Barren
The Elitists  Might Soon Appear As Tyrants
Sewages Would Soon Appear All Flooded
The Cleansing Of Nature May Soon Be Shattered

Sprawling Lawns Would No Longer Be Mowed
The Silent Streets Would Again Turn Loud
But This Time, What We Definitely Won't Have
Are Enough Hands To Service The Privileged Us
We Distantly  Allowed Them To Succumb Enough
With Empty Promises Of Meals, Trains or Home Bus

The Blind Eye We Turned,
To The Sufferings Of Weary and Miserable
Would Emulate Into The
Disenchantment For The City Consumables.

Skulduggery Would Become A Common Practice
Debauchery On The Rise, With Social Injustice
Open Societies That Showered Brutalities
Would Bear The Cost Of Their Own Penalties.

The Chirping Sound of Birds Will Eventually Fade
The Proposals Would Be Revisited For Global Trades
Masks Would Soon Become A Fashion Accessory
And Sanitisers Mandatory With The Travel Itinerary

We Can't Rule Out Reorganisation of Population Density
Food And Lifestyle Choices Might Observe Some Sanity
The Distances We Mapped Will Lie Exposed
Destination Weddings Would Be Disposed.

The Schools Will Witness The Class Divide
The Education Principles Might Have to Collide
The Progressive Liberals May Take a Stride
The Colonial and Regressive Will Miss the Ride

The War Strategies And Budgets, 
Would See A Sharp Decline.
Profiteering In Health Supplies, 
Will Be Adjudged A Crime.

Religious Paradigms Might Shift In Time
Extremist Faiths Will Need To Sublime
The Flamboyance Would No Longer Fetch A Dime
Conservation Of Resources Shall Stay, This Time.

Our Identities Would Be COVID Negative or Positive
Religion, Geographies Or Caste Won't Be Imperative.

And While We are Preparing To,
Resume A Normal Life
All We Might Be Headed For,
Could Be A Colossal Suicide

B'coz Nobody Can Be Protected
Unless Everyone Is Included
The Homeless, Stateless, In Prisons Or On Run
Only If Through This Crisis, We Manage To Learn.

And Since We Are All In This Together, 
We'll Have To Choose To Evolve Better!


  1. Buried deep in the sand
    How long shall we hide
    Time to put perfunctory moralities aside
    Rise to the occasion, the challenges in our stride.


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