Through this poem I expressed my feelings about the lockdown. In the poem I talk to the lockdown itself about how I have become desperate, then describe how lockdown came to understand me.
To The lockdown
The next morning, l woke up early. When I went outside, I beheld my entire county.
Everywhere spread a deep silence. Then, I remembered last night the government announced the lockdown.
I walked and walked… and suddenly I stopped… and I looked behind me.
And suddenly a strange voice came, that voice wasn’t any human, not any animal, or any other creature.
And again, I looked over of my back, I saw nothing.
But I felt.
That voice was lockdown.
Then, He said, “You don’t know, today I am.”
I was surprised, and I said: “You came like a lion and fell upon my country. How can I forget you?”
But lockdown is a psychologist. He understood my emotions.
He said: “Don’t become desperate, I listen to humans, who are so hopeful, and see, everyone’s enjoying me, but you aren’t.”
I replied, “I am enjoying you with full sorrow.”
Then, he openly laughed and laughed… At the end of his life.
And I went from there with my long face.
By Nikhil from India, Uttar Pradesh inspired by Cerowyn Browne.