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#SaraReads: Poem- May we never take for granted

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Abhipsa Mohanty

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. 

 

To learn

We must respect

Nature and our fellow beings

All of us are apart,

But we stand together

And together we shall,

Overcome. 

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