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Heart-wrenching fight

On this earth, which the man beholds As his sanctuary own, he has proved The mightiest of all and defied Challenges unthinkably hard, Has taken the route of science To go up the value chain That shields him from disasters And plagues but at what price? Lives sacrificed and centuries wait, All seem to go up in flames As out of the blue Coronavirus strikes. A reminder that the world is flat for all Crowns and paupers no difference None owing its pardon for a bribe Coronavirus the cruel is at his door With its penchant to attack the crowds, And known for its savor for flesh vintage Goes on the rampage in search Of the vulnerable old, raring To afflict and put him to death, Heart wrenches as digs invisibly the pest Into his kith and kin to reach unto him. Fight between the man and the devil Is heating up every second As destiny stands with bated breath, With the economy in ruins and so the life The man needs to hit the devil fast Where it hurts the most By cutting off its wingspread By him moving into a loner's life A skill that's not easy on the man But once mastered Coronavirus Is bound to lay down its arms.

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Date: 3/31/2020 5:59:00 AM
You have said it all and more in this sad but masterful piece that cries out, if we fight this as one more will come out the other side. I salute you. Keep posting because poetry like this is not posted in vain. Hope to hear from you on the other side of all this. David in NZ
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Pramod Rastogi
Date: 4/1/2020 11:53:00 AM
Dear David, Due to lockdown, I find myself stranded away from home, but feel lucky to be at an academic institution in a very friendly environment. Thanks for your very inspiring comments, Pramod