One sudden day came the uninvited stranger
The World shook with fear
Blood chilled, Breath stopped
Hearing its silent roar, hearts throbbed
Silently walking, Walking silently
Only death it instills bitterly.
Born in the deadly dark caves of Wuhan,
Nurtured amongst squeaking bats in calm,
It binds one and all in its chord
Each day it breaks its own record.
Thanking his father- The Chinese Dragon
It jumped into the pandemic bandwagon.
Manacled within the four walls by freewill
Man seems to forget goodwill
Social distancing is the prevalent norm
This deadly stranger can come in any form;
Man shivers at man’s sight,
Oh! Look at the Stranger’s might.
Lift the dead Earth into your bosom
Infuse life, Let the Phoenix of today rise against Wuhan
O Life! Blow your clarion,
Touch each life with your healing bliss
End this Dragon’s hiss…
About the poet:
Assistant Professor, Department of English, Birbhum Mahavidyalaya, Suri