Rather than a thousand pleasures
Is that one pain that brings liberation
From the shackles of attachment and pride,
Ignorance and indifference, violence and disturbance.
Corona, the pandemic of the century,
Came not only to inflict pain
But most importantly, it surged as an eye-opener,
Arousing collective consciousness
That all of us are one, whether black or white
And though our variations of pain and suffering
May swing widely on the pendulum of emotions,
We all cry in pain, we all depend on others
In the same way others depend on us for relief,
Echoing the Hindu concept of Satyam, Shivam Sunderam.
We, as avant-gardiste of our times
Cannot allow our minds to play old thoughts.
Our unrelenting passion for humanity’s progress
Must glow like paint on canvas,
The gleaming light that stands on man’s path
Will never leave man like old trash or recycled garbage.
Man’s evolution must not lead to man’s degeneration.
This is what Corona teaches us
In the depth of our heart and the layers of our soul.
While the columns of smoke rise
Like falcons flapping their wings
For the great heights with graceful composure,
We ease our troubled hearts
And pray for man’s unity, for peace and for love.
Prayers have powers, conclusively, incisively.
Man, master of his mind
With knowledge of all kinds
Beneath a balanced Yin and Yang
Lost the games he so intelligently played.
It is believed that encountering difficulties
Is the most humbling and inspiring experience
And Corona taught us all not to marvel on our riches
But to focus on diseases and disorders
Of the world where life is a cacophony.
Now, each and every individual across the globe
Is walking like a lion, sure of himself,
Cautious, commanding respect
With clear-sightedness powerful enough
To enlighten our lucid and luminous insights
And all our weaknesses are falling like Autumn leaves.
Our fake ideologies and philosophies are evaporating
Leaving behind men and women with beautiful minds.
There is beauty in adversity where one learns
Perseverance, forbearance and endurance pared to perfection.
However painful an experience may be,
Ultimately, it crystallizes into blissful memories.
Humanity was not meant to race frenetically
At the cost of devastating, bombing, killing
Leaving us in a spaghetti-like tangle of frustration.
Corona came, saw and conquered all hearts.
Nobody wants neck-to-neck competition,
Locked horns, hunger, poverty and pain,
Separation and suppression,
Inadequacies and inequities.
Corona has shaken up the world
Awakening the pristine beauty of man’s mind.
Together, man is showing his deep concern
For a peaceful world where there is justice
And his commitment to global security will never waver,
Where all men live like brothers
And women are pushed forward to get what they deserve,
Where governments are free from corruption and nepotism,
Where children grow safely and smile softly,
Where animals are loved and cared for
And nature flourishes in abundance.
Corona has revolutionized society
Forging a Renaissance serendipitous.
In rapturous delight, we whisper to each other
That we stood the test of time
And that a divisive and demoralized world
Are a past we forgot long time back.
Nestled in nature’s bosom, in amiable light,
We move ahead with unconditional love and support
Singing to our heart’s content,
Experiencing a transcendental moment
About a new world called ‘Love and Compassion.’