Gone are the days when we could be happy and free,
Now home quarantined is all we can be,
Applying sanitizer, wearing face mask,
This is now the most important task.
Life was once so busy, commuting to work, all the traffic,
Now they seem like sweet memories, which once felt truly horrific.
Weekends were for socializing, to go out to wine and dine,
Now all days feel the same, sitting in front of the laptop pretending to be Miss sunshine.
But am not complaining,
Probably just reminiscing,
How different our lives used to be,
And how much it has changed, for our safety I agree.
But we must still be grateful,
For being healthy than sick is far more beautiful.
Thankful that we still have family and friends,
Whom we shall soon meet, once this pandemic ends.
Here’s hoping that day comes soon,
When we remember this time as a boon.
Until then, hang in there with some patience,
With the belief that our old normal will soon commence.
“I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.” – Anne Frank