I view every face with suspicion
In a crowd I hold my breath
This is how you’ve clouded my vision
Where I once saw life I now see death

They tell me to keep “social distance”
They tell me to remain at home
They tell me I’m old and lack resistance
So I am confined now, while you roam

It’s not only lives you destroy
You can decimate an entire nation
Does this give you some devilish joy
While we squirm, helpless, at your invasion?

Just as our nasty wars were ending
And the world heaved a sigh of peace
Just as our broken fences were mending
We now face your deadly disease

So all my plans are now on hold
Everything is suddenly uncertain
Dumbly I watch your drama unfold
Will I survive it, or is it curtains?

I feel you gnawing at my insides
I fear that you’ll forever remain
You may not yet be in my body
But you’ve surely invaded my brain

4 thoughts on “Invasion

  1. Elias March 18, 2020 / 6:10 am

    Exact description of what I too am going through….it’s driving me mad or crazy


  2. Ramu March 18, 2020 / 7:20 am

    Very timely and topical. But let us be optimists and hope the smarter among us survive for the betterment of the planet and humanity.


  3. K Sridharan March 18, 2020 / 5:09 pm

    Timely!! Hope this cloud goes away


  4. shenoy007 March 19, 2020 / 2:35 am

    You are one gifted and blessed individual. Lovely poetry.


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