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Social Distancing

Author:

Thank you for stopping by! I teach drama, run a drama club, and write because I must.

SD (Social Distancing)

social-distancing

Forced or voluntary,

Nothing new about SD

For the snob, the VIP,

The poor, the pimply,

The society beauty,

The hijabi, the non-hijabi,

The Ahmadi, the Masihi,

The divorcee, the Siddi,

The illegitimate baby,

The supreme deity,

The left-hander,

The transgender,

The unwed mother,

The social climber,

The wild tiger,

The scavenger,

The toilet-cleaner,

The refuse-collector,

The victim of assault,

The one who lost

Their spirit-animal,

The jinn, the angel,

The stray animal,

The unfashionable,

The untouchable,

The bereaved,

And the deceased.

Questions & Answers

Question: Is this from personal experience...the social distancing...you wrote with such depth?

Answer: Yes. Initially, I wanted to write about my own experience. But then other examples came to mind so it became a list poem.

Comments

Anya Ali (author) from Rabwah, Pakistan on August 05, 2020:

@Denise: Thank you!

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on August 04, 2020:

This is profound and so true right now.

Blessings,

Denise

Anya Ali (author) from Rabwah, Pakistan on June 26, 2020:

@Bill: Thank you for reading and commenting!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on June 26, 2020:

I have seen social distancing become the norm for years now.

Anya Ali (author) from Rabwah, Pakistan on April 22, 2020:

@Aurelio: Thank you, Aurelio!

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on April 22, 2020:

A heart-felt commentary on how social distancing means different things to people in different classes and countries.

Anya Ali (author) from Rabwah, Pakistan on March 30, 2020:

@Brenda: The virus doesn't care who it bites but human beings do mind who they're seen with.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 30, 2020:

I guess this is something others do, but this virus is invisible.

I don't think it cares who it bites.

Anya Ali (author) from Rabwah, Pakistan on March 30, 2020:

@Mark: Thank you very much!

Mark Tulin from Santa Barbara, California on March 30, 2020:

This virus certainly doesn’t discriminate. A clever and enjoyable poem.

Anya Ali (author) from Rabwah, Pakistan on March 29, 2020:

Thank you very much, Louise!

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on March 29, 2020:

Yes, I guess people have always been social distancing. I love this piece of poetry, and very relevant. You take care!

Anya Ali (author) from Rabwah, Pakistan on March 25, 2020:

@Peggy: Thank you! Wishing you health and safety, too.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 25, 2020:

Wishing you good health and safety. We are all in this together now!

Anya Ali (author) from Rabwah, Pakistan on March 24, 2020:

@Margaret: Thank you very much!

Margaret Pan from Athens on March 24, 2020:

Cleverly written and beautifully crafted, Bushra!

Anya Ali (author) from Rabwah, Pakistan on March 23, 2020:

@Lora: Thank you very much!

Lora Hollings on March 23, 2020:

Your poem has much meaning, Bushra. Nice work!

Anya Ali (author) from Rabwah, Pakistan on March 23, 2020:

@Fam: Thank you very much!

Fam on March 23, 2020:

A nice hub Bushra! I loved it.

Anya Ali (author) from Rabwah, Pakistan on March 23, 2020:

@Laurinzoscott: Thank you so much!

Laurinzoscott from Kanab, Utah on March 23, 2020:

Wow...what an incredible piece...I have to read it again

Anya Ali (author) from Rabwah, Pakistan on March 23, 2020:

@Bill: Thank you! I'm a southpaw, too.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 23, 2020:

All true! I"m left-handed and homely, so social distancing is no problem for me. :) Loved the spirit of your poem.

Anya Ali (author) from Rabwah, Pakistan on March 23, 2020:

@Lorna and Peggy: Thank you so much!

Lorna Lamon on March 23, 2020:

This poem made me reflect on how widespread social distancing is for those groups who do not always feel included - sad. Now we all have to practice social distancing if we want to stop the spread of this virus. A life lesson indeed. I enjoyed this though provoking poem Bushra.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 23, 2020:

Your poetry is thought-provoking in a way I did not expect. Being ostracized for various reasons, I believe, is the meaning. With the current pandemic, we all need to take precautions concerning social distancing.

Anya Ali (author) from Rabwah, Pakistan on March 23, 2020:

@M G Singh, Kyler, Pamela, RoadMonkey, Pamela, Linda, Mitara N, Umesh: Thank you very much!

Mitara N from South Africa on March 23, 2020:

Moral of the story, there are no exceptions to the rule of social distancing,

Always be safe

Thanks for sharing Bushra

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on March 22, 2020:

This is an interesting poem with a dramatic ending. It's also a good reminder about the importance of social distancing.

RoadMonkey on March 22, 2020:

Yes, very true. Many people have suffered social distancing even without this virus and we didn't see it until it affected us, ourselves!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 22, 2020:

I enjoyed reading your poetry.

Kyler J Falk from Corona, CA on March 22, 2020:

It is pretty new for me, I'd say, because everyone in my area is outside walking around or at the park! We get so little time to enjoy the world, working our 9-5's, so now everyone is out taking advantage of the lay-offs and forced social distancing by not practicing social distancing! It is quite funny to me, and not sure whether to be worried or celebrating, maybe a bit of both.

No matter what, we are out here living life to the fullest, taking full advantage of the situation! Stay safe out there!

MG Singh emge from Singapore on March 22, 2020:

SD is part of the culture in the sub continent.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on March 22, 2020:

Everyone has to follow SD. Nice presentation.