Thursday, June 25, 2020
When we woke up killing our dreams,
Lamenting and cursing our daily routine.
With heavy heart and morning prayers
Coz thought the day would be our slayer.
Plodding Traffic signals & loaded local trains,
We wished for stress-free journey & empty lanes.
Crossing barriers, jumping escalators, swiping in,
Early or late to office but we always logged in.
Those smiling faces that greeted us,
We sat together for a coffee cup.
Responding on mails we began our day,
Meetings, issues, process, enough on our plate.
Agreed less and disagreed more with peers,
Yet we were together for lunch and cheers.
We had our tiffs with our bosses
But ignored it like forgettable losses.
We read portals and took quick breaks,
Some energized themselves with social updates.
Happy or sad, loss or gain,
We spent our days without disdain.
Weekdays passed and Weekend awaited,
We all socialized and celebrated.
Somewhere we demanded or hoped for vacation,
A long break for self-evaluation.
Where we could defy the routine and bring a change
Now our wish has been granted, but all so strange.
We are with family but confided in walls
Trying to relive moments through video calls.
The roads & traffic that we hated,
Hollow they lie, seek to be greeted.
Restaurants, Pubs and Discs we enjoyed
Malls, markets, picnic spots now left dried.
Lockdown made us realize few things
The life we wanted to run away from was the best thing.
The crowd was not as worse as it seemed,
Deserted is not as peaceful as we dreamed.
Celebs and heroes on screen are not the ones,
Who can save the world by pulling out guns.
No online portal guarantees what we desire,
Local vendors deliver what we require.
Now when we sit beside the window and ponder,
We only hope and wish to get stronger.
Visualizing the times post lockdown,
We want to be back on the playing ground.
There is no better relief in pain,
When we wake up
…and those days be back again!!!!