Covid 19 has become a pandemic, there is so much being said, discussed and instructed. Many countries are on lockdown and others on total vigilance. Dos and Donts are being shared, some are acting responsibly; others are as callous as they can be. In this part of the world we are being extremely cautions, the happenings around the globe have affected every individual. Though we need to be logical and go with statistics; somewhere we also need to introspect, look for hope and optimism. Afterall that’s what we can also do and attract the right things; isn’t it? There’s no need for us to stop living, every generation has faced such adversities and we aren’t immune to it but what we learn from it makes all the difference. I have penned my thoughts in a poem, it may resonate with many of your thoughts.
Nature is Giving You Another Chance
The recent happenings be it the global warming
Or the outbreaks turning to pandemics
The banks closing, markets crashing
‘He’ is teaching us to value what we have
But we continue creating groups on
Political ideology, religion, caste, creed, wealth
Forgetting our core of being –humans
This decade has seen so much devastation
In all its ferocity
But we cease to learn the lessons
We fight each of them calling it our victory over odds
Naming it the fighting spirit!
Spirit my foot, people don’t have the choice!
The greed has surpassed every limit
Nature is getting stronger too
Giving us hints after hints
But we are only working on one up-manship!
Every ‘happening’ is an insight for us
Nature in its true form is free spirited, powerful
It waits for none- no man, no time, no tide!
Lesson to take – You are only a minuscule in the universe
Insignificant, just a particle
Why carry the load of your greed, your ego?
Living for the ‘Image’ and not holistically
Each has created a social persona
That may or may not be the real you!
How long can you be someone you are not?
Be you and be proud of you!
Wealth that you created by sacrifices
Gets locked with no access to you
Or it’s gone with the wind!
Time is wealth, share it – building relations
With your family, the loved ones!
Unrest created with ulterior motives
You are being used only as a pawn
You fight another fellow being and
Let these self centered politicians win
Use logic don’t go by what you are sold
All are equal, diversity is the key
Nature is distinctive and everything it has is unique
Who are we to create separations?
When people are quarantined
It’s time for them to spend time with themselves
Ponder deep inside, knowing self and others around
Find out what matters to you and what not
Ask questions, delve into their answers
Work from Home gives time for you
To see yourself in multitudes of roles
You are playing all of them at the same time
Be with your children waning them off gadgets
Spend time with them and not calling it ‘quality’
Something we named our guilt!
There are disruptions
But something we can be Grateful for
The lessons it has left behind
Take care of self, your body is your temple
Value your relations they are your true wealth
Find time for dear ones
Fulfill your needs, don’t feed your greed
Respect all fellow beings
Let the world be a sanctum for ‘Universal Brotherhood’
Something to ponder about; Make use of this ‘chance’
As you may not get another!
How long can we test it’s patience
Nature has behaved mother to us all
And mother gives up too; this is our wake up call.
PS Pictures are taken from Google with due credits!