366 DAYS

By Marymartin Okoabu:

It started with a pandemic,
That shook the world terribly,
Many were made anaemic,
And many died tragically.

A lockdown was announced,
That sent many scurrying indoors,
But still they pronounced,
More cases with lesser cures.

Starved of their freedom,
Overfed with boredom,
Many were left clueless,
The masses made helpless.

Then came hunger,
Striking with much anger,
It turned many into robbers,
While some scavenged for leftovers.

Depression creeped in slowly,
Suicidal thoughts tasted so sweet,
The mind became unfriendly,
To the body that encaged it.

It was a long year,
Of loss, pain and fear,
But hope comes alive,
Reawakened by the spring of life.

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Marymartin Okoabu
Marymartin, a native of Oshimili north local government area of Delta state. A student of the University of Calabar studying Human Anatomy. A writer/poet and and book enthusiast.
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2 Comments

  1. I love the words you make use of in all your poems. Consider me a fan. Love you for this.

  2. Thank you

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