I miss the smile of my teachers
and gossip with my friends
The excitement to rush home
after the school ends.
I miss the exotic smell of my lunch box and
gathering of friends in canteen
One packet of chips and many hands in.
I badly miss my loved ones
my cousins and my friends
I am waiting to give them tight hugs
once the pandemic ends
I miss outings with my parents
on most awaited vacations
I miss hanging out with friends
And all that fun.
Not so happy I am with the virtual classes
and the virtual rewards
I miss the thrill of going up the stage
to receive many awards.
I Iook at the lonely playground with teary eyes
The empty swings, the see-saw and the silent rides.
Watching the cheerful birds flying and enjoying nature
I often ask myself, “Why is the lockdown only for us and not for these blessed creatures ?”
Let us take a moment to ponder upon
May be this pandemic has appeared
to teach us some life lessons.
Let us face the challenge with a cheery grin
Soon the pandemic will go away and we will surely win