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Lamentations on Coronavirus

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My subconscious person was

Restored to my consciousness

Still lying on bed

But opened my eyes


Partly seeing the break

Of the day for

My windows are partly

Opened. The day is


Cloudy, the sun is

Hidden by the cloudiness

Of the firmament as

If dusts have covered the earth


Yea dusts risen up

To also covered the

Firmament from the demolished

Structures.


Seeing this, I was

Disturbed because the signal

Is not good, going

By the ancients mythology


Then I tried to

Roll myself to the

Edge of the bed

But my body feels somehow


It feels heavy, the

Heaviness is not like

Weakness of the body

Due to stress of


The previous day or

Stress passed through during

The night. My mind

Was down for


She does not wish

To get off he

Position where she was

Then I sensed something


Terrible thing is in

The offing, dangers lurk

Around the corner. My

Mind travels immediately


Nigh and far wandering

Like a man in the

Wilderness that knoweth not

Where he headed for


Started roaming in the

Spirit to sum “ones”

Together to arrive at

Logical answers about this


For the signals I

Am seeing and sensing

In my being but which

I could not isolate


Through our my transient

Journeys of the spirit

Speaketh not well of

What the future


Neither is it speaking

Well of the present

When I could nay

Isolate anything from the trip


Come I back to myself

Saying as the ancient

Prophet says, something negative

About to happen


But the Powerful One

Has hidden it from

Me. He has the

Sole power and discretion


To reveal or hide

What’s in the pipeline

For people, his creatures

For doing this


He cannot be questioned

That why has he done

That? Be that as it

May he would leave


Some conundrum in the

Hearts of people his

Loyalists that something is

In the pipeline

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This essentially is the

Burden that has enveloped

My “spirits” this day

As I opened my eyes


I struggled to shrug

The heaviness off my

“Spirits” and physical to

Get off the bed where I am


This continued for weeks

Until it started subsiding within

Me. Then sometimes after

This news started emerging from the middle east


Of the emergent of

The unknown or partially

Known micro- organism, the

Virulent strain of it


Which has made the

Nations of the world

To be in-folding as

Each country enters her shell


As if that’s nay

Enough the virulent microbe

Keeps trailing people even

Into their closets through carriers


Such that the in-folding

Eventually resulted in total

Closure of orders and

Events around the globe


The decade has been

Opened by closures of

Everything and those activities

That are not closed


Have been paralyzed what

Can a paralyzed thing

Do? What will paralyzed

Discipline do?


For when they are

Active they are struggling

But now that they

Are paralyzed it would be


Double “struggling” which is

Not a good signal

For nations yea humanity.

The news of happenings


To the infected people

Are not encouraging as

They are dying in

Tens, hundreds yea thousands


This is the most

Terrifying of its effects

It does not exempt

Neonates neither leaves the old


Pregnant women with their

Fetus have been overwhelmed

And silenced by this

Novel infection


The strength of the

World, which is the

Youths are being cut

Off in their primes


Families have been wiped

Off such that their

Genealogies could barely be

Traced again.


While musing over this,

Torrents of tears dropped

From my eyes. How

Has this happened to humanity?


How are we caught

Off guard like this?

It’s as if humanity

Has been sleeping all the while


Shying away from our

Responsibilities and neglecting this

Microbe the uncalled for

Visitor into the midst of humanity


Yea with this, it

Shows that humanity have

Been sleeping with our

Doors widely left opened

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Allowing for thieves and

Enemies to enter our

Abode without some forms

Of obstacles to cross


While sleeping that is

When this enemy called

Coronavirus enters and it

Started unleashing its havoc on us


Before we can gather

Ourselves together to start

Resisting its effects and

Powers, its devastating effect has gone far


Gone deep and has cut

Across nations and boundaries

How would we awake

From this position


How shall we survive

This? This is too much

The deaths, the losses

Are beyond imaginations


The renowned seers have

Been turned to liars

By this microbes while

Priests have been depleted


Of words of prayers

Teachers of holy writs

Have been without instructions

To students on this


Medical personnel have tried

Their bests, but their

Bests are like children

Playing with sands


For their failures have

Continued to be revealed

By the soaring statistics

Of the victims lost to its hands


Researchers have died during

The course of finding

Solutions to this pandemic

Leaders are on war path


Among themselves for this

Pandemic though, its now

They ought to be

United, but that’s not happening


Economies are now negative

As debts are added

Upon debts of the

Nations around the globe


Though internet helps a

Bit, but those who

Would infuse ideas into

The systems have been without one


Thus, economy starts to

Nosedive. People have spent

And they are being spent

To see that it ends


When intelligent and knowledgeable

Are without ideas again

When wisdom have failed

Those who claimed to have her


What can be done?

Streets are emptied of

People, rails have ceased

To function.


Artificial birds flying across

The globe are no

Where to be found

In the skies again


Seas have been on

Holidays. The food reservoirs

Have been depleted while

The financial reservoirs ain’t exempted


I cannot but feel

Sorry for humanity, I

Cannot but cry my

Eyes our for this sorry event


The pandemic that has

Imprisoned everyone throughout the

Globe the rich, the poor.

The Kings, the Queens

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The microbe called Coronavirus

I reasoned within myself

And think we have

Pushed the Powerful One


The Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent

To the brink by

Our nefarious activities all

Over the globe


For that is why

He has not spared

Humanity from this disaster

He has allowed it on us


To show us that we

Do not have powers

By ourselves as we

Have always claimed to be


To show us that

Those things which we

Think we have he

Permitted them to be


Released unto us. Therefore,

Apart from allowing this

He also made the

Wisdom of the wise to fail


He has made the

Declarations of the powerful

Null and void. He

Has emptied us and reduced us.


Showing us that we

Are nothing before him

And should stop parading

Ourselves as being something without him


Then said I these,

Though Thou has handed

Us over unto this

Microbe yet, knoweth I that


Thou shalt save humanity.

Though Thou slain us

And we have been silent

Sheep before its slaughter


Yet Thou shalt revive us

Though Thou hast sold

Us without price unto

The hands of Coronavirus


Yet Thou shalt buy

Us back. Though Thou

Hast closed Thine eyes

Against us for a moment


But Thou shalt behold

Us with Thine merciful

Eyes. Though Thou hast

Been sad on humanity


Yet Thou shalt have

Joy over us, Thine

Image. As You ‘ll

Give us victory over the microbe


That Thou hast handed

Humanity over to. We

Shall joy in your joy

Very soon for we know


Thine love for us,

Humanity is endless one

It is from generations

To generations and Thou shalt deliver us

© 2020 OLUSEGUN

Comments

OLUSEGUN (author) from NIGERIA on April 22, 2020:

@MG Singh and CHATRA RAM thanks a bunch for reading this. There has been network brouhaha here, partially resolved yesterday, that is why the reply is coming very late.

CHATRA RAM from BARMER INDIA on April 20, 2020:

Very Nice Dear friend

MG Singh emge from Singapore on April 20, 2020:

Very nice poem with the present background.