Put a full stop to people clutter,
Everyone got locked deep down,
And indeed, it did make us frown.
As the virus spreads farther,
"Run" for lives made us seriously "still",
"Stay home, stay safe" is the norm now rather,
Laid back attitude is the new thrill.
My granny used to teach during childhood,
Person's worth is known when not around,
Mother Nature made us learn it now,
Social Distancing is the way it found.
Doctors, nurses, police and real society cleansers,
Stood in front to battle it out,
Five minutes clap and nine minutes lamp,
All bow to the heroes beyond doubt.
We fumble, we grumble, we always used to rumble,
Lockdown has taught us, really how to be humble,
We amass money, we cheat health,
Found zillion ways, to skip what is worth, with stealth,
This virus make us reconsider and redefine real wealth.
Vaccine still seems far far away,
Everyone is eagerly hoping for that single ray,
"Come together" is now defined in a new way,
All countries left their enmity behind,
And "Let us fight humanity's enemy" is what they all say.
While whole world is fighting this common enemy,
Nature started regaining its own territory,
Birds are chirping, skies are blue,
Rivers are clean and planes got mountain view.
Animals freely roam on the streets,
With no fear that somebody would shoot you,
Elders asked their younger ones,"Tell me what do you see?"
They replied in excitement, "Oh God, it is the human zoo".
Manish Dhaka is a poet from India and an engineer in Computer Science. This lockdown period of corona has given Manish a chance to pursue a long pending dream to write.