‘The Pause’

Curfew without a riot or war-like situation,
No match WON but the nation clapping as ONE for honoring the noble profession,
and
Earning votes and hearts of millions regardless of elections.

The chirping of birds and a caged human being craving for freedom,
Empty streets and bridges rejoicing the absence of man’s commotion,
and
Educating oneself about ‘quarantine’, ‘social-distancing’ and ‘isolation’.

Few more face masks and hand sanitizers used,
Hands being washed a few more times,
Few more hard drives cleaned,
Wardrobes de-cluttered beyond Diwali a few more times,
Few more friends united without a reason
and
A few more learned to pause, see, listen and appreciate.

While it’s unfortunate that a VIRUS has brought the world to a standstill,
Sincere gratitude to our Prime Minister for having us witness an unusual Sunday — ‘Janata Curfew’ in our lifetime and with the hope that the world heals soon.

March 22, 2020
Nidhi

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