The word in itself is so serious
That We cannot hide from it today
But does it only pertain to a virus
Or can we look the other way?
Corona is created in recent times
And we are so struck by it that we are out of bounds
But what about the existing crimes
In reality that cover larger grounds.
From not wanting a girl child
To the rapes that are being done
Its like the lion and the Virgin in the wild
It can happen to be just about anyone.
Hate crimes are committed at large
Either for money, race or religion or pride
Who is really going to be in charge
A gentle question that simply cannot hide.
Poverty has been lingering ever since mankind existed
Hunger is also a vast part not yet unfurled
Yet everything is so fiercely twisted
And no one address these in the world.
So call it your ignorance or lack of awareness
It can be stupidity or even over smartness
Its a stigma that no longer scares us
Cause we don’t see the actual tartness.
The pandemic is a chance to realise and change
Not only improvise medicine but also the mind
To look up and draw a new range
Of a better world forward leaving nothing behind.
-Adelene (coelho) Dsilva