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Easter Amidst Corona

By Izunna Okafor Novelty Novelty Novelty All is novelty Easter is here The much awaited Easter For our Christ is risen Where are the Christians? Our churches are empty Some even are locked As if the Christ himself Had failed to resurrect. Our hands are coated Our mouths are tied How do we celebrate? As we're banned from gathering hugging and shaking. Yes the Christ is risen But we're still in rue Mourning and shivering Like in the day of crucifixion. Our hearts jiggle And our lives at risk An unwelcome visitor is here His arrival changed them all. His name is coronavirus A voyager A product An inventor all the way from China. Easter without communion Easter without congregation Easter without conviviality Novelty to the credit of another Corona corona corona! That's all we hear That's all we fear Even on the day of resurrection. Our sermons, our prayers All pay allegiance to corona Corona hodgepodged our Easter. Corona pilfers our days. Corona is ubiquitous Corona is mortiferous Easter amidst corona All is novelty and only but just a novelty. © Izunna Okafor, 2020.

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