M. Asim Nehal

Gold Star - 241,591 Points (26th April / Nagpur)

Are We Fighting Any Battle Or Exploiting The Curse? - Covid-19

Poem by M. Asim Nehal

My WhatsApp message box is filled with COVID-19 messages
And so my stomach with preventive drinks
As suggested to avoid COVID-19 infection
Some say drink hot water with honey and lemon
And some suggested hot water with clove and ginger

Doctors say boost your immunity
Have Vitamin D and C, wash hands with soap
Use sanitizer, put mask, and keep social distancing
Avoid going to public places, don't shake hands
Do's and Don'ts list is exhaustive and inclusive

Some suggested regular exercise and yoga
Some say do regular meditation and long breathing
The mind is instructing body and body is pumped up
What we never did in our lifetime now doing for Corona

Smart and intelligent, they see an opportunity
To ignite the fear and make extra income
As such the production and sales figures of
Soaps, Sanitizers, Mask, Medicines have rocketed
Human brain never misses any opportunity to seize gains

Insurance company is doing a merry-go-round dance
More the fear, more the victims more the business
Targets are easy to achieve and millstones are left behind
The shooting has become easy like to kill sitting duck
Are we fighting any battle or exploiting the curse?

It is for you to decide, what you want to do with Covid-19
My aged mind sees everything
Heart started to believe and body toeing their instructions
Humans were never tested like this before
Pandemics came earlier killed many and went away
This time we are fighting with self, not pandemic.

Topic(s) of this poem: fear, health, life and death

Form: Free Verse

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 1, 2020