COVID-19 And My Inevitable Heart
We’re farther away than ever before,
Our hearts were attached, now split form the core.
A virus hugged you tighter than I ever did,
Why didn’t I say bye before we were forbid?
Strangely I thought I would never say,
I miss the good ol’ school hallways.
Homeschooling, online assignments, and open book tests,
Burden, muddled sleep schedule, a quarantine mess!
The four walls of our house is our barricade,
From the outside world we left behind so afraid.
Sometimes I begin to stop and wonder, will I ever be able to see you again?
It’s unpredictable, the roaring 20s and their ceaseless games every now and then.
Each month seems to unfold a new bewildered mystery,
But when will this year bring happy news to please history?
Two months gone, oh what joy! It’s been as long as summer break!
At least we got early mornings with honey glazed pancakes.
Underneath a layer of mixed resentment and bliss,
I’m scared, confused, and tense about life and all of this.
I wake up to risen death rates, the hospitalized, and the terminally ill.
First Australia was on fire, World War 3, its only going downhill.
What about the awards ceremony and my driver’s license? Long overdue.
Will I still be able to take science AP classes or will that be withdrew?
It’s surely not fair for all the graduating classes of 2020.
Imagine waiting twelve years for a diploma and leaving without any.
So I might have once said 2019 was terrible,
But I’m sorry! Take me back! At least it was bearable!
Though these may be very bizarre times indeed,
Try to distract yourself, grab a book and read!
We are getting there, oh yeah you heard me, we are certainly getting there!
We can get through this, just have faith and agony will diminish, I swear!
Just keep chanting “we’re all in this together!” or something,
Zac Efron assuredly didn’t sing that for nothing!
Though our fingers might not interlock,
Our hearts are tied with a single knot.
I can still see you,
When you’re not around.
I can still feel you,
When miles apart.
A virus might put distance
But never in the heart.
Copyright © Farzeen Rashid | Year Posted 2020
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