Covid-19 Blues

May 8, 2020

Covid-19 Blues

The world has lost its mirth,
Disease, distress, despair shroud the earth.

Masks cover human faces
Many have left the world without any traces.

The common cold is no longer common
Know the Chinese and the Roman,
The European and the American,
The African and the Indian.

Coronavirus has made the human body its home,
Desperately surfed by humans on the Google Chrome.

As the world descends into the Covid-19 blues
About the coronavirus, scientists have no clues.

The sword hangs above everyone’s head,
Thousands and thousands are dead.

Nations and continents are under lockdown,
And the devastating economic slowdown.

The coronavirus pandemic has intruded into our lives,
The world full of conceit, hatred, walls and lies.

Empty supermarket shelves, parks, schools, universities
and cities,
Deserted stadiums, cinema halls
and shopping malls—testimony to a deadly and awful silence.

Quarantine and social distancing the need of the hour,
On expressing gratitude to one another, there is no bar.

Lo! Not far is the day,
If I may say,
Smartphones would bridge the gap
Between people living under the same roof,
The world’s shrinking space and room.

As the human race,awaits His grace.



By Varsha V Shenoy
Varsha V Shenoy holds MA and MPhil. degrees in English literature awarded by Mangalore University, Karnataka. She has submitted her doctoral thesis to Mangalore University for the award of the PhD degree. The women’s question in colonial India has been the thrust area of her full-time research.
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Comment on this article

  • parinitha, mangaluru

    Tue, Jun 09 2020

    Good description of the present Varsha

  • Veena Shenoy Padiyar, Dongekery Mangalore

    Mon, May 11 2020

    Dear Varsha .....the poem is indeed heart touching ...waiting for the day when we can move freely in a world of lockdown ......zones becoming Green again

  • A Saldanha, Mangaluru

    Fri, May 08 2020

    Superb Varsha. Await many more on this portal!

  • Ajai, Mangalore

    Fri, May 08 2020

    Brilliantly written Poem. Enjoyed reading.

  • John B. Monteiro, Bondel Mangalore

    Fri, May 08 2020

    Madam Varsha: Very insightful and comprehensive poetic presentation on the present situation. Pl. keep it up.

  • Vicharvyakthi, Udupi

    Fri, May 08 2020

    An excellent poem, easy to follow with deep meanings and caution for future! Enjoyed reading it. Your thoughts are fluent and beautiful.

    Write more of these, congratulations

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