The Horrors of 2020

March 16, 2020

The Horrors of 2020

Y2K was completely okay,
2010 passed without causing any pain;
Why, then, has this new decade,
Left us all so terrified and afraid?

A new year, a new era,
Usually comes with new hope,
Things to look forward to,
New goals to achieve,
New beginnings to commence

But, oh 2020, why do you hurt us so?
There's only suffering all around,
Paranoia sweeps the air,
As mankind struggles to cope
With the battles and challenges
That threatens us world over

No one is safe, no one is spared;
Is this the final wake up call?
"Change your ways now, humans,
Before it's way too late"?

As we struggle to find our footing
In these terrible times that plague us,
Let's hope and pray that the days ahead
Give us some reason to smile and cheer

And be this a lesson learnt,
To respect and care for Mother Nature;
Else, let's all prepare
To face the consequences.



By Leslin Sushma D'Souza
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Comment on this article

  • "Alida, Mangalore/Sharjah

    Thu, Mar 19 2020

    Good one, Leslin. Keep it going.

  • Lulla, Mangalore/Abu Dhabi

    Wed, Mar 18 2020

    Awesome Leslin. Indeed time for introspection. Lets hope this storm shall pass soonest. keep writing and sharing.

  • pradeep jr, Bangalore

    Tue, Mar 17 2020

    It's awesome. Hope atleast now , we respect nature .
    Keep it going !!!!

  • Kevin C, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 17 2020

    Sums up everything. Maybe its nature's way of resetting to its original form.

  • Gayatri, Bangalore

    Mon, Mar 16 2020

    Wonderful and truth!!

  • Nirmal, KodaiKanal

    Mon, Mar 16 2020

    Beautifully written, Les. . .Keep up the great work !

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