An unequal fight

The scope of my glorious independence
now confined within four walls
alone and isolated
masked and frightened
I stare into oblivion
reflecting on the hands I shook,
the meetings attended
and the crowded commute
Alone and distant from all now
if only I had kept my distance then!
I now fear for the loved ones
regretting the hugs I shared with them
The question that bothers me most is
How do we stay focused
when the world around us
is falling apart?”
I can feel the mask of sangfroid slip perilously
into the raging waters of uncertainty
but I will not get mired
in the quagmire self-pity
I will survive and rise
wiser and more determined
Alone I may be in this fight
against an invisible, faceless, wee invader
arising out of nowhere
but maybe, just maybe
having faced the worst
the best will triumph eventually.

What do you see # 21- March 16, 2020

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge: Tuesday, March 17, 2020


73 thoughts on “An unequal fight

  1. I’m glad you fixed the issue with comments. I love your poem Punam. Though it is very topical, it can represent many situations in life.
    Thanks for joining in the challenge.

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  2. I am so glad your post came through. There must be some WP glitching because others have complained the the “likes” button not working. Plus yesterday, I wasn’t able to see this post.

    I feel it’s best to stay calm. This is not the first and will not be the last virus we will encounter. Excellent piece, my friend.

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  3. These are the key words from you, dearest Punam: “having faced the worst
    the best will triumph”. It is truth!! We will be fine, and in the meantime there is much to learn–what a huge opportunity we’ve been give in the midst of the fearful doom and gloom! Much love, and prayers for the safety of you and your family (as always!) ❤

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    1. Yes, we are all hoping that all will be fine and in the meantime we take precautions and stay calm.
      Thank you so much for liking this and as always for your love and prayers. Stay safe, please. ❤️


    1. Hey again… :)) Sorry I replied so shortly – I was running out the door, when I saw your comment notifications on my recent poems, and wanted to see what I’d missed of yours – I likely shouldn’t have even looked at my phone then, as I ended up commenting too quickly. What I meant by that, is that you’ve taken a lot of intense emotions that are felt by so many people right now, and funnelled them into a very skillful and controlled tornado of thought. Thanks for sharing this heartful art with us. 😚💖 xoxoxo

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      1. Here is the same. Till 14th complete lock down..but once restrictons are over, i am afraid that Covid 19 will strike again

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