I wear my mask
My gloves are on
The distance I maintain
E'en though I stand alone
And then I see you
No glove no mask,
Walking in a group
Hand on shoulder. Why not? you ask.
How could you know
That due to you
My old mother might fall prey
To the deadly virus
From whom we're trying to stay away?
How could you know
That my infant needs me
To keep him strong and joyfully healthy?
How could you know......
You little care ---
Why should you be careful
When you've no reason yet to despair?
When will the mask be worn?
When you've silently killed a few?
When will the glove come on?
When someone dear to you lies in the ICU?
In your arrogance you think you're invincible,
In your selfishness I cease to exist,
You scoff at those who care enough
Sniggering that you are oh, so tough.
When you break the laws, and saunter free
Do you think of the doctor who died for thee?
Does the face of the nurse come before your eyes
Who has not been home, not seen her children smile?
The virus might have the name COVID
But the true virus is YOU! You are the culprit.
You care not for the efforts made
To fight this silent foe,
Do you still think this is a holiday
For you and your friends in tow?
When will the smirk leave your face?
When shall the 'care not a damn' turn to human grace?
Will your loved ones have to pay a price too high
For you to realise that 'responsibility is mine'?
You demand so much from government and police
But life's a two way street my friend,
There is only that much they can do for you and me
The rest is in our hands, as it has always been.
Wake up from your slumber, and look around
Each one of us has to do our part,
Or we shall all go down.
There shall be no one then to hear your prayers
As you don't care now, no one shall care then.
Stay at home, it's not that difficult,
Maintain the distance in which health can flow
Wear the mask and wear the glove
Earn your right to the life you love.
Stop seeking excuses to leave your home
This is precious time for you to grow
Leave your patterns of selfishness
And together we shall defeat the true virus.