COVID-19, against our wish

Each morning I open the social media and different channels
I hear accounts on COVID-19 from all the states, regions and all countries  in the world
COVID-19 has taken over the headlines.
For respect to COVID-19, no more fighting, no more war
The deadly dragon, coronavirus, is now the master chef
We have lost all chances of the transaction because of COVID-19.
Schools, markets and churches have been locked down
Only COVID-19 has access to move up and down
The siren of the ambulance in motion is all we hear.
The giant arenas all over the world are no more for sports;
they have become isolation care centres for COVID-19
No more Night clubs. Everyone is sitting comfortably at home.
This is a time to thank COVID-19 for bringing us back to our senses
Our leaders are now creating and organising on how to control this harmful infection
Many of them are distributing half of their salaries to the poor.
Those who stole our money are now bringing it out in millions
because coronavirus is not a respecter of law or person
COVID-19 started visiting the rich while the poor people look on them.
If you say coronavirus is bad, how many accidents have been reported in the past few months?
These days, death comes only by COVID-19
We are sorry that the disease has killed many and left some ill.
To several people infected, the thought of death has run through their mind
As some had a different response to the COVID-19 attack
Others spent days in the ICU while others ended up in the grave.
Conferences, weddings and reunion were forced to be cancelled
Chats, video calls have taken over every social get together
COVID-19 has given an order to humanity to respect social distancing.
The tragedy of COVID-19 has ruined many lives
though there are cases of patients recovering from the attack
The healing of some patients has not made much news, even as they went back to living their lives normally.
Some are heroes of COVID-19: they are a source of hope
Charity, kindness and collaboration can help us stand together
Overcome the virus by prayer. Respect the healthy rules and stay safe.
Now that our leaders have put on their thinking caps on how to equip hospitals, supply electricity, provide clean water and put our roads in order
Thank you COVID-19. We have suffered enough.
Prisca Onyinye Nwokorie is a  Roman Catholic Nun. She belongs to the religious order of “Oblates of St. Benedict Joseph Labre” in Italy. She is a graduate of the University of Bari where she obtained her Bachelor's and Masters' degrees in “Information and Communication Technologies for the Production of Software” and “Computer Science” respectively. Currently, she is carrying out research work on “E-learning for Developing Countries”.

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