POEMS WITH RUKENNY
COVID- 19 (The Coronavirus Poem)
I hear the whispers
Underneath trembling breath
Loud silence soaked in a cold bath of fears
Dripping with the thoughts of death
How dreadful can COVID-19 be?
Could it have been imagined?
That like a celebrity,
It’s the only song on the world’s lips
Finding home in screaming headlines
What else is popular as COVID-19?
Everything is falling apart
But there’s a prayer in every heart
That this pandemic would pass
That its taunting memories would not last
And the world will smile again.
Howbeit! It’s time we realize
That all we’ve got is ourselves
And nothing else
Together, we can fight this off
And rewrite this panicking pandemic.
Esther Kalu Ndidi also known as Rukenny is budding poet, short story writer, content writer, freelance writer and journalist who explores her love for writing with the scribbles from her heart, with the aim of impacting positive change. She is a student of Mass Communication in Yaba College of Technology, Lagos. Esther blogs at Rukenny’s Secrets.