Lock down changed life forever
redefined many facets.
We tasted virtual reality bites
embraced a minimalistic approach,
nature rejuvenated, when we were caged.
Emotions came about in a mixed bag.
Familial bonds recharged with great vigor
skills honed, connections renewed.
Some had to endure the pangs of separation,
mental health issues rocked a few.
The health workers are true warriors
fighting an enemy unknown.
The harsh plight of migrant workers
brought to fore, many kind souls amongst us,
reaching out with helping hands,
the blessed, bowed down in gracious thanksgiving.
Now all masked up, as we unlock our cages,
this question continues to torment me…
Will man emerge wiser from the pandemic?
will we respect this freedom now
will we go back to our old ways?