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A day of peace

I feel as if I’m free as a bird yet trapped as a caged animal 

To see if life is back, I pull away the curtain, not to be greeted by the burning light but a barricaded wall of disease. Nature calls my name as if I’m the one she desires, her smile so beautiful it makes me look stale. 

it is I that took her for granted and she locked me in here. 

I’m sorry 

I rue the day I wished for only a day of peace. 

My breath slowly leaves me, my soul screams in pain, 

To realise how much burn home comfort can bring. 

All I see is silence, closed doors and empty halls. 

The news shows me my world crumbling around me. 

I’m sorry 

I rue the day I wished for only a day of peace. 

I hear birds chirping, mocking me as they fly by, 

They say “for it is you who is now caged.” 

Do you hear that sound? someone is outside, 

it’s only the wind rushing against my life. 

If I could run, I would never stop. 

I’m sorry 

I rue the day I wished for only a day of peace. 

It’s all my fault, yet I feel so innocent, 

It’s the human in me who is still arrogant. 

Yet the world is crumbling under my feet reminding me,

“Yes, you! You did this to me!” 

You blocked me, Locked me, Trapped me, now why must you torture me? 

I’m sorry.

I rue the day I wished for only a day of peace.

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    1. You know, It’s funny. The exact day the lockdown happened, I had an exam and on my way there I got into an accident.(I am okay but missed the exam) When the exams got cancelled I was happy but now, I just feel the way I described in this poem.