Hello everyone, Sara here! A simple handshake, a roaring stadium, a breath of fresh air- all seems like a dream now, beautifully captured by 15 year old Abhipsa from Bhubhaneshwar.
#SaraReads: Poem- May we never take for granted
Life seemed to be peaceful
Alas! Corona you made it dreadful.
There was no time to sit and stare
But you made it all fair.
All of us always thought–
Life is a quick succession of busy nothings
But you changed our perception regarding everything.
The earth whispered but we didn’t hear,
The earth spoke but we didn’t listen,
The earth screamed we didn’t pay heed.
That was why Corona was born
To awaken us,
To enlighten us.
Many great heroes, yet names unknown
Many sacrifices and pain undergone
Many new heroes have been born.
“Please don’t decorate me in garland,
Please don’t give me applause,
I just want to return home safe,
Even if all my remains are bones,
I must bring myself back home to my family,” they said.
We call this all a heartbreak
But ask nature
It is alive like never before
Blue skies, sparkling water,
Animals with happy feet .
When this is over may we never take for granted
A handshake with a stranger
A stadium roaring
Fresh air to breathe.
We must respect
Nature and our fellow beings
All of us are apart,
But we stand together
And together we shall,