When the mind was without Covid Fear,
No news had so much gloom in the air.
When we celebrated life with every passing day
No matter how much hectic a day
When children could freely play in the parks
And could attend the classes of various arts
When the busy working class waited for the weekends
The malls and eateries got filled with thousands
When social media was abuzz with photos of holiday trips
And the viewers kept admiring their friends’ photo clicks
Today after two such springs we sit and recall
Our visits to every tea stall or shopping mall.
A small virus now teaches us to value the past
Whatever wrong we have done to the planet, to mend it fast!
Let’s promise to conserve everything nature- made
Or else we shall find ourselves in the hospital bed!
By Jyotshna Hazarika