LOCKDOWN 2020April 27, 2023
Lockdown 2020 surprised us all
Didn't realise what it would entail
There was no war nor an attack
Corona virus did the trick.
We got trapped at home
Went out only for some
No school or college to go
Youngsters stuck without much ado.
Offices asked people to work
From home and said, 'don't shirk'
Initially it was fun to work in shorts
With wife and kid across walls.
There was not much cash in hand
Queued up to draw in bank
Everyone faced similar plight
Neighbourhood was a familiar sight.
Ordered dress, even food and drinks
Received with only online payments
Dunzo, Swiggy, Zomato did brisk business
Sitting at home, life was at snail's pace.
All said, lockdown has been a boon
Some are all over the moon
A few discovered new talent
That were in their mind latent.
Husbands used their expertise to cook
Made rotis and dosas, nice to look
Men did household chores
And women enjoyed the status.
We now have new singers
Dancers, poets, authors
And entrepreneurs with new ideas
Lockdown has helped new startups.
Ofcourse some lost their earnings
Returned to their dwellings
But health is more crucial than employment
India did well with vaccine deployment.