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The Covid Song

The writer feels there's a need for conscious music that transcend genres, and be legit & relevant at the same time.

The 'Animal Song' in essence as a metaphor for this uncomfortable situation.

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Covid Chaos

When paychecks and covid scare
are running through your head
MSM freak show, propaganda everywhere
Sight of people makes me nervous
I sense virus every where
Got to stay safe
I'll put on the mask now

Cuz I want to live
(just another day)
I am careful and alert
(unlike, I normally am)
I've gotta live,
I am gonna get through
this madness somehow
So must keep
safe distance for now

I am having difficulty
hand-washing all the time
Sanitise everything,
not sure what should be spared?
So much love for chemicals
everybody gone insane
Umpteen theories out there
How can I not be more scared?

Capitalism in this madness
Capitalism the med. business yeah!
Numbers are constantly rising
Yet all they have is,
a vaccine coming your way

I am getting sick of this nonsense
(but hell I am scared)
I so want to live like animals
(and not give a damn)
I am gonna get through this madness somehow
There's an ease in the lock-down for now

Like the withered leaves of the fall, this shall be gone too. Yet the fear like a trauma will persist. We don't know yet, how it will change us. One thing's certain though, a change certainly has been expedited.

Sometimes it comes to hard choices
But it ain't confusing,
just something you have to follow
Is it the zombie apocalypse?
Because I am going paranoid
in my mind

When politics and Covid scare
are running through your head
Social media, fake news
and all the disinformation campaigns
It's a circus on the TV
whole lot of ridiculous debates
Reality always a miss
sensationalism and theatrics
It's a shame!

Liars and cons have
hefty payoffs
Shrinking economy
and the layoffs (damn)
'Carrot and stick'
are authoritarian bygones
'Divide and rule'
the democratic way now
This is the new normal
you can no longer run from it
Because the pathogen
like a malware is in the system now.

Lightly summed up!

© 2020 Ashutosh Joshi

Comments

Ashutosh Joshi (author) from New Delhi, India on October 20, 2020:

@emge good for you and I would add that's most sane thing to do in the current ethos.

Ashutosh Joshi (author) from New Delhi, India on October 20, 2020:

@Flourish that's one thing that citizens of world are earnestly hoping and praying for and I couldn't agree more on the leadership accountability. Though I am not sure to what extent can we blame people especially those that are contributing to the pandemonium. Sometimes I see myself in that crowd too.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on October 20, 2020:

Frankly Ashutosh, I have forgotten about the China Virus and back to my normal self with a few safeguards. Nice poem.

FlourishAnyway from USA on October 20, 2020:

This pandemic has to be over soon! It could always be worse but I’m also getting sick of having to debate the reality of the virus, the importance of wearing a mask, and the selfishness and irresponsibility of spreaders. I sure wish we had better leaders.

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