narayana aghalaya

shimoga, india
narayana aghalaya
shimoga, india
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Women's Day 2021

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WOMEN'S DAY 2021

woken year ago,
still in the thick of things,
we ask: will Covid go?
the virus that, to lungs, clings;
and kills as fast as one blinks!

a nightmarish year
just passed, now glimmer of hope,
now there is less fear;
World fights back, to manage and cope
and reverse, on a steep slope.

remember New York;
thousands died in just few days
bodies, no place to park;
sick, gasping on hospital bays;
doctors tired, wondering, awake how to stay?

herculean task
for the doctors, and others,
in PPEs masked;
for warriors death didn't deter;
on Hippocratic Oath, they didn't dither;

legions of women,
doctors, health workers, nurses,
dared death to remain,
close to the sick, and the corpses.
by us, to say thanks, let there be no lapses.

to women upfront,
in the War against Covid,
who boldly faced the brunt,
World as one, with memories vivid,
says ' thank you ladies, you slayed the Goliath, you are the Davids! '
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Hippocratic Oath: code of ethics for physicians; saving a sick patient is top priority
dither: hesitate
This poem is dedicated to women doctors, nurses, front line workers, who were in the forefront of the fight against Covid 19. They risked their lives and some gave the ultimate sacrifice, for a noble cause!
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COMMENTS
Varsha M 08 March 2021
Magnificent ode yo womenhood in this gloomy corona time.
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