When we talk about Corona, we discuss it’s widespread impact, deaths, lockdown, hand hygiene and once in a lifetime happening! While many of us feel that life will not be same post Corona, we are still not sure how will it shape up? Knowing human tendency and memory, which is very short lived, I fear that after a few days, it will be back to the square one! Therefore, I thought let me put my thoughts that I am currently going through in poetry on what I will do and what I won’t, should I be one of those lucky few to survive this Corona pandemic in tact, because while the extreme outcome is death, job losses, business failures, economic breakdown, social tensions could also impact and be hard to overcome for several of us!
My poem reads:
Who knows as to how
And when this COVID will subside?
But I have a plan to live my life
Differently if at all I survive.
I will –
Wake up and thank God
Respected my body and go whole hog;
Enjoy that morning cup of tea
Without rushing unnecessarily ;
Work in office like there’s no tomorrow
Without postponing things on the morrow;
Return home to be with family
And cherish every little bonhomie ;
Read, read and read a lot
To expand my horizon from a dot;
Call up my old mother every day
Instead of pretending I am busy as a bee;
Love and check welfare of my neighbours
Which hitherto appeared to be quite a labour ;
Love small small things that I took for granted
And have a tree at least once in a while planted!
And I will not-
Waste water or food
Deprive anyone of his livelihood ;
Indulge in excesses and abuse my body
Hurt the sentiments or feelings of anybody;
Open my heart and vault to the needy and poor
Never disappoint anyone coming to my door;
Still go to place of worship and follow my faith
But respect the medical fraternity for we need more of their trait;
Cherish every moment as the best and go and have a dive
Instead of living in misery waiting for that moment to arrive;
Because I have now understood and it’s amply clear
Life is fragile and uncertain till next round of Corona hits us drear!
Let’s observe lockdown and social distancing for some more time and hand and personal hygiene forever and hope that this menace goes away without causing further misery to the mankind.