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Daring Stillness


The seven days pass
with the sun doing its duty
more than required,

shining with a scorch
sweltering , burning
with a vigour,

Nothing much to do
I relax with a book
reading the pages,

I am unable to get involved
as exhaustion grips. eyes close
in a slumber.

The cook fearing the epidemic
has gone home,as public transports
cease to ply the rest remain at home.

Doors are locked, no milkman,
newspaper vendor, or postman
to sou d the bell,

the house remains quiet.
while the silence is turns
into an uneasiness,

the withdrawals propose
a scare not experienced
for centuries.

War and its atrocities,
agitation and unruliness
create a furore,

the spread of a virus
a health hazard terrible
leaves the world in chaos.

Back To The Pandemic


Congregations of kind
bring out a consensus
one of enlightenment,
that of a revelation,
propose a lead,
a belief all so long.

Recent assembling
major one of a religion
turns a night mare
that of an affectation
inflicting a virus deadly,
contagious all too soon.

The world faces a scare,
an eventuality loaded with risk,
feels apprehensive of the spread,
breathes heavy literally
panting with disbelief
a metaphorical allusion,

owing allegiance to the virus.
While the world looks
through the windows,
Corona runs a marathon
breaking barriers,
penetrating barricades,
causing death.

A Plea


Monuments speak of details
the times they were built,
those who constructed,
the architecture adopted.

Conservation of these
throws light on the culture,
that of the materials,
on the engineering precision,

Loaded with content
they are attractions,a feast
to the eye.s serve as a reservoir
to the questioning.

The seven wonders of the world
notify the nuances, so do
many of the unknown
and less frequented,

many such lie in the dark’
more or less in ruins
funded with marvels
hard to copy

A momentum is to be activated
to redeem and restore the marvels.
A coordinated effort of connoisseurs
and wealthy will resume their glory

A Cause For Concern


It is how they do
the one or the other
nominate, second
and compete,

that way turns the tussle
with dearth of entries
withdrawal of members
from contributing,

an unexpected situation
exposing less interest,
lesser understanding,
an unfriendly attitude,

these seen in a micro location,
in course, will extend
to the macro, resulting
to a closure of avenues,

a phenomenon found
in mega levels, pushing
literary ambitions to nadir
one cause for concern.

My Research


Finding an analogue
an interesting one,
pertaining to the species
in general, i turn curious.

While man seemingly
locks him down by choice
or force, birds,
insects, and reptiles

happily roam undeterred
by the epidemic or pandemic
spreading with a violence.

making thousands sick,
hundreds die, and millions fear,
viewed as a parody

by the other occupants
who do not fall
a prey to greed,

man devours the fecundity
Nature strikes back
on those who harm her,
]
extend a largesse
to those who remain
calm and loving,

a lesson taught
now and then,
never once heeded,

The Spirit To Conquer — Ahimsa


has been a part of us
all through, no matter
whatever it is,
be an argument,
a controversy, a war.

The ongoing spread
a mysterious virus
emanating from China
attacks the world
with unknown strength.

Baffled in a sense,
shocked to the core
with fear writ large
the world turns desperate,
experience an uneasiness,

exists for a short time,
undaunted races of different origin
rise up with a determination
to combat the deadly spread,
an unexpected process takes wings,

the countries go for a lock down,
absolute isolation, keeping off
from the roads, from the sky,
living at home, become a code of choice,
could be one of compulsion too.

This weapon, similar to ahimsa
not harming anyone, one of self discipline,
creates a platform for the battle
against Corona virus, A kind of immolation,
where the self is offered as a sacrifice.

While the medical world researches
the invincible mind takes the cudgels
finds ways and means, manoeuvres,
negotiates turns and curves, desirous
to conquer. We will, for sure!

The Lock Down



through the world
placing a quarter
in isolation, unheard of
in recent times.
Stay at home, stay safe
the mantra keep
us in fear.Unwise of us
to break the rule, toe with
the order to lead a life
laid back.

The twenty one day curfew
with only essentials on board,
vehicular traffic turns a skeleton,
The order is of a significance
worthy and one of great merit.
if not for the scare it causes.
The outgoing people
find strange to be indoors.
No way to escape.

The world counts the days
One day gone they say
with a sigh. Likewise
the rest of the days will unfold
and close. Endurance is
a virtue.Conquering the virus
is the need of the hour.
Let us march towards the goal
with renewed vigour and determination.