Corona - We will Defeat you

April 21, 2020

Corona - We will Defeat you

Times are tough, times are rough, times are very bleak
A spiky club-shaped virus has rendered humans weak
Mighty nations crumbled while coronavirus spread
This killer didn’t discriminate – leaving many dead

It isn’t a tsunami or a raging hurricane
But a microscopic enemy that’s trying its best to reign
Taken by surprise by this crown shaped bulbous foe
Who rushed to make its presence felt among the rich and poor

Life brought to a grinding halt – shops and factories closed
The sound of cough just petrifies and makes one feel exposed
Shopping malls deserted, cities are ghost towns
Coffin makers busy – countries on lockdowns

Markets crash while share prices are hitting record low
Our narcissistic ego has taken quite a blow
Man’s arrogance unchecked we thought that death was obsolete
We even bragged we would kill death – so much for our conceit

We put 12 men up on the moon in our cosmic quest
The Masters of the Universe - we thought we were the best
We’ve mapped the human genome and even cloned a sheep
In every realm of science we made a giant quantum leap

Our fatal flaw was hubris – little did we know
That a tiny deadly virus could strike a lethal blow
Sucker punched, we figured we had to turn to God
Invincible we thought we were but we are deeply flawed

Panic buying rampant with a crisis looming large
Time to place our trust in God and health workers in charge
Our hands folded in prayer again we’re going to beat this creep
With lathered hands we’ll isolate and get back at this sneak

The health teams working round the clock are doing their very best
We must take all precautions so they don’t get over stressed
Scientists all around the world scrambling hard to find
An answer to this pandemic and reassure mankind

Our race against the virus is a war that man will win
It's a struggle but we will endure – We’re tough and won’t give in
Corona – we’ll defeat you – you will be history soon
We’ll fight you with a vengeance – and make ourselves immune

We are a global world and united we can stand
Together we can make it if we lend a helping hand
We spend a whopping billion on wars that make no sense
And should spend more on healthcare rather than defence

While we hold our palm-sized gadgets from dusk until nightfall
Covid - 19 taught us that we need God most of all
Confused, confined and helpless – We do not have a clue
It isn’t long before we see Corona’s Waterloo


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By Anita Britto, Auckland
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Comment on this article

  • Nita Pinto, Mangalore/Auckland

    Tue, Apr 28 2020

    You have nailed it Anita. Very well written. Keep it up.

    Nita Pinto

  • LOBO CHESTER, Mangalore/ New Zealand

    Wed, Apr 22 2020

    Very well described y

  • Ajai, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 22 2020

    An amulgamation of science,philosophy,sociology and emotions.Fantastic poem loaded with wisdom.

  • Joe Britto, Nakre/ Bangalore

    Wed, Apr 22 2020

    Yet another gem Anita. Hopefully man will emerge victorious sooner than later.

  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Apr 21 2020

    Everything in detail as always ...but i would like to add ..
    Some decades back we had a ' Corona ' under our feet ...
    Now we have a deadly ' Corona ' hover over our heads !

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