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‘Light’ at the end of the tunnel

          By K Sheshu Babu

True!
The Earth is wrapped around
By a huge dark tunnel
Where every life is struggling
To survive —
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The great extinctions,
Disasters,
Pandemics,
Economic and social depressions,
Wars
Have ravaged for centuries
.
Many lost their lives
.
Many species became extinct
.
But,
Earth moved on and on
.
New forms of flora and fauna
Adorned beautiful nature
.
But, then,
Occasionally,
Dark tunnel of pessimism
Engulfed
Plant and animal life perished
People groped in darkness
Till someone pointed out
Faint light of optimism
Far away at the end of the tunnel
.
Now,
A similar phase is passing
Covid 19 is devastating
Human life
.
But, the darkness of despair
Will pass
And life will move out of the tunnel
And embrace ‘light’ of hope
.
Humanity will learn lessons
And find ways to avert pandemics
… Hopefully…

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K Sheshu Babu is a writer from everywhere, heavily influenced by Assamese poet Bhupen Hazarika’s ‘ Ami Ek Jajabor’ (I am a wanderer). Some of his publications, including poems, have appeared in  Countercurrents.org, Virasam, counterview.orgcounterview.net, Leaves of Ink, Tuck magazine, Scarlet Leaf Review, poemhunter.com, Dissident Voice and Sabrangindia.

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